Memorial Day social distancing recommendations

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HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — Whether you decide to celebrate Memorial Day at home or at the park, medical experts say it is better to avoid physical interaction instead of hanging out around the grill.

Valley Baptist physician, Dr. Bruce Leibert says if you’re feeling sick stay at home.

If you plan on barbecuing at home or a park, consider taking several bottles of hand sanitizer to share with family and friends. He says this is a great time for people to take their minds off of the pandemic and enjoy quality time with loved ones.

“There’s never been any cases that COVID comes from contaminated food. Don’t fret over the food…cooking kills the COVID,” he explained if you plan to visit someone in their home and feel the need to wear a mask, it’s probably not a good idea to go in the first place.

On the other hand, a mask is useful in large public areas like a park or campgrounds where they could be a large group of people.

Medical experts are advising that you keep other safety measures outside of social distancing in mind during the holiday like wearing sunscreen and insect repellent.

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