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Getting answers: Three things to keep in mind during summer activities

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Now that summer has officially started, many people want to enjoy the season.

We're getting answers on best practices to keep yourself and others safe from coronavirus.

Dr. Jeff Pothof, UW Health's chief quality officer, recommended the following:

  1. Hand hygiene: Pothof said washing your hands and keeping them away from your face are very important.
  2. Physical distancing: Pothof reminded coronavirus is spread through droplets, so the farther away you can stay from people the better.
  3. Mask wearing: Pothof said mask wearing should be considered, especially in non-physically distant situations, but he listed some exceptions. "If you're separated from other people, you're going for a hike, you're going for a run, you're out fishing in your boat, and it's just you or maybe you and someone you live with that you've already kind of cohorted with, wearing that facial covering in that situation probably doesn't provide a lot of benefit," said Dr. Pothof.

Dr. Pothof added that outdoor activities are safer than indoor activities.

You can send your coronavirus-related questions to gettinganswers@wkow.com.

Caroline Bach

Anchor, 27 News at 11

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