Florida County Has Crocodilian Approach To Physical (Social) Distancing During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Florida County Has Crocodilian Approach To Physical (Social) Distancing During COVID-19 Pandemic

Stay safe and keep your distance!

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Leon County in Florida has taken a unique approach to reminding its citizens to practice safer physical distancing as the COVID-19 pandemic rages across the United States and around the world. The county posted to Facebook and other social media to remember to keep distance from others by using an alligator image between two people to get the point across. The county is hoping that its residents will keep one alligator space between themselves and others.

This is a reminder that during #COVID19, please remember to keep at least 1 large alligator between you and everyone else at all times. #SaferAtHome #PhysicalDistancing #Florida

Posted by Leon County on Thursday, April 2, 2020

The county’s post on Facebook April 2 has so far garnered 166 comments and 4,300 shares. The county as of April 5 has recorded 42 positive cases and no new cases on April 4. The county has a total population of about 180,000. The state of Florida recorded 12,350 COVID-19 positive cases as of April 5.


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Hopefully, Leon County and the rest of the United States are successful in flattening the curve. Stay safe and stay home everybody!