Prevent the spread of COVID-19 over Labor Day weekend

After there was a spike in coronavirus cases following a long weekend, doctors say there's a way to prevent that from happening again. Dr. Paul Pottinger, a UW Medicine infectious disease specialist, says maintaining at least six feet of personal space and wearing face coverings are safe and effective ways of preventing the spread of COVID-19. 

"The virus doesn’t care where you go. It doesn’t care what you do. It doesn’t care how badly you want to go on holiday. It’s just waiting for you to make a mistake. So if we’re careful about this, we can really protect ourselves and each other," he says.

Dr. Pottinger provides more details in the video below about what you should pack and what to do to be safe if you decide to go on a road trip or stay local. 

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