Social distancing is a term used for such measures that Health authorities take to discourage or delay the spread of a highly infectious disease. The Health Official has the legislative power to introduce steps to isolate society as these initiatives would have a direct effect on our society. Any effort to implement social distancing initiatives must be orchestrated with local authorities such as communities, police forces, and education centers, as well as with state and federal stakeholders. The statutory health bodies are responsible for collecting information on social distancing to physically separate the public from society.

This knowledge is provided to help people understand what might be expected to do if social distancing strategies are put into action by the Health Advisor. What are the steps to separate people from society? Social distancing measures are taken to limit when and where the spread of communicable diseases can be prevented or decelerated.