June 9, 2020

The Schaffner Report: Safely Navigating Outdoor Spaces During COVID-19

Summer is normally a time to enjoy the great outdoors. Across the US, communities are beginning to open up again and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued recommendations for opening summer camps, youth athletic programs, parks, and recreational facilities.

But in the era of COVID-19, is it safe to go to parks, beaches, pools, or other crowded places? What can individuals do to reduce their risks and enjoy summer fun without contracting the novel coronavirus?

In this edition of the Schaffner Report, William Schaffner, MD, Medical Director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), talks with NFID Executive Director and CEO Marla Dalton, CAE, about ways to reduce risk and enjoy outdoor summer activities in a COVID-19 environment:

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