*Updated 3/15/20* Today, tomorrow and the next few days can make a large difference in how bad the coronavirus pandemic will be in Oregon. At minimum, everyone should be following CDC recommendations for “social distancing”—a term that epidemiologists are using to refer to a conscious effort to reduce close contact between people and hopefully slow the community transmission of the virus.

But what exactly does “social distancing” look like? As of today, it means Stay. At. Home. especially if you are over 60 years old.