The Coronavirus Fight From Social Distance to Shelter in Place

The first phase in the fight against the coronavirus was containment — efforts to keep it from entering or spreading in a community. In many places, the task has shifted to mitigation — slowing the spread once the virus is established within a population. Mitigation means adjusting old-fashioned approaches like quarantines or travel barriers, turning to newer tools such as “social distancing” and even adopting a tool from other sorts of disasters called “shelter in place.” The World Health Org