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Kids will be running off to summer camp in no time. (Getty Images)
SUMMER CAMP 2021
BY RINA MEYER, M.D.
As school starts to wind down and Covid-19 vaccine rates increase, Long Island
families are cautiously looking toward a summer of fun.
Although we still don’t know what the summer will bring in terms of infection rates or
public health policies, here are some tips to make your summer as safe as possible.
As we’ve learned, Covid-19 is a virus which attacks the respiratory tract and is spread
by droplets (a small amount of liquid produced by exhaling). These tiny droplets can
become aerosolized and fly through the air, where they can be inhaled by others.
The best way to protect yourself and those around you is to be vigilant about
wearing masks, even if someone has been vaccinated. Wear a cloth mask — either
purchased or homemade, a good chance for some camp-inspired creativity — or a
disposable mask (but save the N95 masks for your healthcare providers who have
been properly fitted for them).
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40 ACTS OF
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HEALTH AND SAFETY FIRST