Social Distancing Protocol Washington

The Social Distancing Protocol identifies types of social distancing, assesses the probable economic and social impact of each measure, and provides a guide for phased implementation based on WHO pandemic phase and local surveillance. These materials would be useful for review by state and local health departments, because they reference proposed decision-makers at each level of implementation. This document constitutes a good model for public health organizations that want to be proactive about planning a layered approach to social distancing in a community. It may be important to ensure that these materials, especially those pertaining to social distancing thresholds, correspond with federal guidance.