As new cases of COVID-19 are announced every day and the global death toll continues to rise, health authorities are recommending that individuals wash their hands thoroughly and often, avoid touching their face and, perhaps most importantly, restrict close contact with the general population — a practice known as social distancing — in order to limit the spread of the virus. In a Monday briefing, B.C.’s provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry stressed that now is a critical time to take action as there is still time to slow the spread of the virus. “If we’re all doing what we need to do with social distancing and self-isolation… we can flatten that curve and we can manage.” We were wondering what you’re doing to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus at this time. How much social distancing are you currently practicing? * Please note that all poll answers will be publicly viewable, but anonymous. Fill out this week's poll. Please note that Tyee Barometer polls are only intended as a quick and engaging non-scientific snapshot of our readers' opinions on various topics that fit with The Tyee's very broad editorial mandate. They are not intended to be seen as a representative sampling of BC opinion.