As the world is dealing with Covid 19, let those around you know your social distancing comfort level. Traveling? Returning to the office? Back to school? Or just let family and friends know with just a glance. Let those around you know your feelings on social distancing.

GREEN/YELLOW/RED Social distancing levels:

RED– wary, stay as far back as possible. no contact, no exceptions

YELLOW – maintain a respectful distance elbow only bump

GREEN– up to you how close you want to get, I don’t mind hugs welcome

By letting people know that you got the vaccine, you have taken the step to protect yourself, neighbors and community, that’s really a good thing. The wristbands take a cue from traffic lights. RED equals no contact: YELLOW indicates an elbow bump is okay: GREEN means go in for the hug or the high-five.

Let’s Band Together!

Sheila Birnbaum’s professional career has been devoted to enhancing patient care. As the Director of the Patient Advocacy Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Hamilton, NJ, she instituted numerous programs, many which received statewide recognition, including several prestigious rewards.