Social Distancing & Gatherings
Social distancing is the practice of deliberately increasing physical space between people (at least six feet) to avoid spreading a contagious illness. For more information on social distancing consult the website for the American Red Cross: What Social Distancing Means. The current limit on social gatherings is no more than 10 people.
Read this article from The Atlantic on the Dos and Don’ts of Social Distancing.
Religious Observations & Considerations
Practicing social distancing may contradict rules and practices such as religious observations and other organizational and social customs. See the CDC’s official statement regarding religious obligations. Many religious authorities and institutions have also released statements officially countermanding all prior obligations to gather for worship and other religion-based reasons. Those who are concerned about not fulfilling their religious obligations because of social distancing may contact official representatives of their religion or check an official website of their religion for updates regarding the pandemic.