While there still are some different theories on how the coronavirus can spread, a lot of early indications showed that one of the main ways it spread was by traveling from one person to the next no particles that were ejected when talking, laughing, coughing or sneezing. This is why social distancing was recommended to prevent the spread of the virus. It has been encouraged for months now, and it is apparent that it has had an effect on the number of cases. It has however been a strain for many to be away from their friends and family for a long time, especially for those that are extroverted by nature.
Whenever it is necessary to be out in public, a distance of at least 6 feet between you and another person is deemed safe, and of course, that is in unison with not touching your face, using a home-made face mask and frequent handwashing.