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On March 16, Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, spoke at a press conference. She outlined social distancing measures for Americans to adopt, but you may still find yourself wondering what social distancing is supposed to look like on a day-to-day basis. In this NPR.org article, Maria Goody and Allison Aubrey gather actionable advice from relevant experts. They explain how best to handle essential trips like grocery runs, and they also cover how to support lonely older relatives, bored kids and failing local businesses.
About the Authors
Maria Godoy hosts NPR’s food blog, The Salt, and works as a senior editor with NPR’s Science Desk. Allison Aubrey is an NPR News correspondent. She contributes to Morning Edition, All Things Considered and PBS NewsHour, and she hosts NPR’s Life Kit.