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A woman sitting alone at a laptopResources for Explaining Social Distancing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends social distancing to taper the current pandemic. Here are some resources on social distancing for individuals and professionals. If you need additional resources in understanding this concept, one of the following recommendations may help.

A Social Story from PA's ASERT is available here:


A simple language PDF is available from the council for Intellectual Disability here:


For those who would prefer learning through video, there are several videos available online.  The following provide a small sample of different ways to present the concept.

Coronavirus: What is social distancing

Animated match-burning video shows how social distancing can stop the spread of Covid-19


There are several simulations available that demonstrate how social distancing works to limit the virus from spreading.  The visual presented here may help explain this concept:


Are there other strategies or recommendations that have been effective for you or those you support? If so, let us know! Please send any suggestions or  questions related to this email or requests for additional resources to