Do you wonder how you rank as a social distancer? The more space you can put around you and your family from other people when out and about, the less likely they/you are likely to breathe, sneeze or cough on each other and spread germs. This is important during a non-quarantine period of our lives, but even more so now in the age of Coronavirus.
So, how do you rank as a social distancer? Take the below quiz and find out!
When I’m out and about, walking around town, I…
a. Put on my mask and try to avoid others by keeping an eye out as to who may be coming near. I give others a wide berth, and offer to let people pass by me if necessary.
b. Do whatever I flippin’ feel like!! Also, I mostly stare at my phone while crossing streets etc.
My preference for going out to run errands is…
a. Make a list of things I need/stuff I have to do. Head out by myself, get done whatever I need to get done, and then return home.
b. Make it a family affair… nothing else going on, may as well bring the whole gang. Come on, everyone, we’ll pile in the minivan and head to Walmart for a fun group outing!
My social distancing strategy when grocery shopping is…
a. Stay to the right and pass on the left. Wear my mask and “look both ways” when crossing from an aisle into the main throughway, so I don’t accidentally collide with other shoppers.
b. Park my cart in the middle of the aisle, forcing others to maneuver around me. Stare in confusion at all the different foods and products. What is all this stuff!?
When parking my car in a public parking lot, I…
a. Aim to create a “checkerboard” pattern as I park farther away from others than I normally would. So if there are 2 cars parked with a few spaces between them, I will put my car in the next row, diagonal to their cars rather than directly next to or across from them.
b. Park my car closest to the entrance, of course! Everyone knows that the steps you take when walking from your car to the store or other destination don’t count toward clocking in with your FitBit.
When I bring my children to the re-opened playgrounds at the local parks, I…
a. Have them wash hands before we head out, and bring hand sanitizer. Remind them of the “six feet of distance” rule when playing.
b. Make sure to feed them lots of sugary treats that contain food coloring before I leave. This way, they will be fully energized and ready to run headfirst into other kids on the playground as well as potentially slobber and cough on them.
When I get the urge to touch my face, I…
a. Try to remember that germs easily transfer from my hands to the mucous membranes of my mouth and nose… so I avoid doing it.
b. Go for it! In fact, sometimes I even pick my nose while driving or sitting at a red light. No one can see me in my car, right?!
When I feel a cough or sneeze coming on, I…
a. Move away from others if possible, opting to sneeze or cough quietly into the crook of my arm.
b. Let it rip!! I sure hope someone hears me sneezing so they can say “God Bless You!” I really need this type of encouragement in my everyday life.
When I greet people whom I see in socially distanced gatherings, I…
a. Approach cautiously, smile and wave… or swoop in for a brief arm bump in greeting before resuming my six-feet distancing policy.
b. Run up to them and give them a great big hug and a sloppy kiss. GOD, it’s been so long and I’ve missed you!!
When I’m standing on line someplace like at the DMV, an outdoor food stand or the grocery store, I…
a. Remember the six feet policy, and keep my distance.
b. Sidle up as close as possible to the person in front of me. I just LOVE other people. Plus if I stand closer to them, this will move the line along faster, won’t it?
Over the course of my day, I wash my hands…
a. Constantly! When I come in the door from being out. Before and after eating. After using the bathroom. After driving in my car. Before preparing food… all the time!
b. Only when my mom reminds me to do it.
Tally Up Your Score!
Mostly A’s: Congratulations! Your social distancing is spot-on. In fact, you probably didn’t get sick much even before the 2020 world quarantine. That’s because you know how to keep your germs to yourself!
Mostly B’s: Yikes… your social distancing needs some work. You are likely a spontaneous, exuberant, warm and loving person… who also spends a lot of time getting sick. Try to embrace good habits, like wearing your mask when out, washing hands, and becoming more aware of who is nearby so you can steer clear.
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Remember that even though the government has lifted certain restrictions, we are still advised to remain six feet away from each other and wear masks when in the presence of other humans in public places. Stay safe, everybody!
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