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Birx Offers Guidance for a COVID-Safe Memorial Day Weekend

Birx Offers Guidance for a COVID-Safe Memorial Day Weekend
The response coordinator for White House Coronavirus Task Force, Deborah Birx, speaks to the press on Friday at the White House. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

Friday, 22 May 2020 03:24 PM EDT

The coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force has offered Americans guidance on how they can enjoy the Memorial Day weekend, the traditional kickoff to summer.

Dr. Deborah Birx says people can enjoy the outdoors as long as they remain mindful of the need to stay socially distant.

Birx offers the example of playing tennis with marked balls so players only touch their tennis balls.

She says another example would be to designate utensils for individuals or use disposable spoons, forks and knives at picnics or potlucks.

Birx says a lot of Americans are carrying the coronavirus and don’t know it. Indeed, recently studies suggest a third of those with the virus may be asymptomatic.

She says the Washington, D.C., metro area has the highest positivity rate in the U.S.

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The coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force has offered Americans guidance on how they can enjoy the Memorial Day weekend, the traditional kickoff to summer. Dr. Deborah Birx says people can enjoy the outdoors as long as they remain mindful of the need to stay...
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2020-24-22
Friday, 22 May 2020 03:24 PM
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