Leon County, Florida, describes social distancing in terms of a large alligator

Posted at 7:58 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 20:00:26-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. — (CNN) - The CDC recommends people stay about 6 feet apart to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus.

So, how far is that?

Well, as Leon County, Florida, put it, about the length of an alligator.

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The county released this visual aid for residents and noted it should be a large alligator.

The distance is to avoid the spread of respiratory droplets from infected people to healthy ones.

Other ways to remember the minimum length for social distancing include:

  • The size of a sedan
  • A sofa
  • Two golden retrievers

Leon County's post on "alligator distancing" has been shared more than 4,000 times since it was posted Thursday on Facebook.