This also extends to how Niantic handles interaction distance in the game, as the radius increase was announced as going to 80 meters.
Pokemon GO was all about getting people out of the house and interacting in public, but the impact of the pandemic led to various bonuses in the game to help players not be as close to one another, including a radius increase for interaction distance.
What Is 80 Meters In Feet? Since Pokemon GO originally released, everything in game has utilized the Metric system when it comes to distances.
In the meantime though, the Pokemon GO radius increase has already been implemented.