Florida Instructs Locals To Keep "1 Large Alligator" Of Distance Apart

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

To slow the spread of the coronavirus, officials in Canada and the U.S. have all been instructing us to practice social distancing by staying 2 metres – or 6 feet – away from other people.

But how much is 2 metres, anyway? Putting it into words that Canucks can easily understand, the city of Toronto rolled out a sign saying good physical distancing is "about the length of a hockey stick.” 


How Canadian!

But that might not mean much for someone living in Florida. The Sunshine State has devised its own pointers for social distancing, one that resonates with locals. 

"This is a reminder that during COVID 19, please remember to keep at least 1 large alligator between you and everyone else at all times," Leon County said on Facebook.



The analogy has received lots of laughs and praise online, with one Facebook user saying, “this is how we do our distancing here in the swamp lands!” and another pointing out that a 6-foot alligator is “just a baby.”

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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