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As we move forward and states begin to lift restrictions, how do you decide what is safe as you head out into the world? Additionally, what is the best way to be safe while also seeing those friends and family that you love? The most important thing to remember is that it is impossible to engage in any social contact without some degree of risk, but there are ways to limit that risk. Wearing a mask and staying six feet from others is a good first step, as well as maintaining good hand hygiene and wiping down surfaces frequently. When getting together with family and friends it is helpful to keep gatherings small, keep distance between you and others (no hugging unfortunately), bring your own food and beverages, and stay outdoors. The UVM Health Network offers this roundup of tips for keeping yourself and your family healthy during this time of transition. You can also check out this New York Times article for a more detailed breakdown of tips.

Other ideas, tips, and resources to keep you and your family healthy, active, and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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