We’re all on the same page with the major rules of social distancing: No contact with people outside our homes and when we do leave our houses, we have to stay at least 6 feet away from other people. But what about if we want to go out for a walk? Can we still order takeout or have our housekeeper come over to clean the house? And what are we supposed to do with that box from FedEx?
There are a lot of unknowns right now, so it’s totally understandable if you find yourself constantly wondering, “Wait, what are the rules of social distancing?” So we assembled a team of four doctors: Snehal Doshi, M.D., a neonatologist and the CEO of Millennium Neonatology; Kevin Kathrotia, M.D., a neonatologist and COO of Millennium Neonatology; Mary Jacobson, M.D., an OB-GYN and Chief Medical Director at Alpha Medical; and Eduardo Dolhun, M.D., a family physician and founder of DripDrop.
They gave us their professional opinions on all of the common situations we’re finding ourselves in—and confused about—below. (And they didn’t always agree.)