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County board president urges terminology shift to ‘physical distancing’

Since the beginning of the pandemic, international health experts have recommended we, as global citizens, should to the best of our ability practice “social” or “physical” distancing. This remains one of the critical actions we can collectively take to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and help “flatten the curve.”

Here at Cook County, we prefer the term physical distancing. Use of the term “physical” better represents what we actually are called upon to do. We want residents to remain socially connected even as we must continue to stay physically apart. The World Health Organization agrees, and . . .

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