A sign outside of Huber Heights Fire Division Headquarters and Station 22 reads: “Social Distance: If you can smell the fart, they’re too close.”
Photo: Amelia Robinson
Photo: Amelia Robinson

Fire station issues ‘flatulent’ warning

A local fire department has turned the old “he who smelt it, dealt it” adage on its rear. 

A sign outside of Huber Heights Fire Division headquarters and Station 22 reads: “Social distance: If you can smell the fart, they’re too close.” 

  

The sign at 7008 Brandt Pike is clearly a humorous way to remind people of the suggestions from health and government officials.  

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In this case, “social distancing” refers to the practice of allowing adequate physical space — up to six feet or more —  to prevent or slow the spread of communicable diseases, like the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton’s stay-at-home order for all Ohioans went into effect Monday, March 23, at midnight. 

It will be in effect until April 6. 

A sign outside of Huber Heights Fire Division Headquarters and Station 22 reads: “Social Distance: If you can smell the fart, they’re too close.”
Photo: Amelia Robinson

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