Extension provides parents with social distancing resource

Given the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation in Maine, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has canceled indoor events of more than 20 attendees through April 6. 

One suggestion to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 is social distancing — a public health safety intervention used to lessen the likelihood of transmitting communicable disease.

UMaine Extension has a new resource for practicing social distancing, particularly for parents with young children.

Social Distancing: What is it? Why do it? And How to Make the Time at Home with Your Kids Fun! includes suggestions for family activities. Bulletin No. 4103 also is available for free download.

Additional educational resources are available on the Extension Parenting & Family Caregiving webpage or by contacting 207.581.3188, extension@maine.edu.