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It is difficult to know how to handle certain situations when it comes to the coronavirus, and Dr. Ian Smith shares what he would do while answering your tough COVID-19 questions.
Would you still ask a stranger to put on a mask if they were far enough away from you -- beyond 6 feet?
"Absolutely," he stresses." 6 feet is the minimum we think you need... due to how droplets travel in the air. You should probably be 8 or more feet if you can help it." He goes on to remind everyone that even if you are distanced, you still wear a mask.
"What type of questions would you ask a family before letting your child socialize with their children?"
He says to ask if they have been around anyone who has been COVID-positive and to also ask about what type of activities they have been involved with. He stresses that even if you feel safe having your child play with other kids, the little ones still need to wear masks, distance, and have zero physical contact with the other kids.
"Would you attend an outdoor gathering if the amount of people was not specified?"
"No way," he says, explaining that being outside with others in small groups is likely safe and says he would recommend the gathering be 10 people or less and be socially distanced. Beyond 10 people, he feels there are too many possible unsafe variables and chances of people not following proper safety measures.
"Be safe, rather than sorry," Dr. Ian adds.