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Summer Reflections on Staying Safe

Posted on: Aug 14, 2020

Here is the latest advice from public health experts about the best way to protect yourself and to reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Some of these tips will be familiar to you and some are new. It’s still true that the best way to stay safe is to limit your interactions with other people as much as possible and take precautions to prevent getting COVID-19 when you do interact with others.

Here are 4 things to remember.

1. Remember the rest of your health. 

2. Practice physical distancing and stay at least 6 feet apart.

3. Use common-sense actions to stay safe.

4. Ask for help if you need it. 

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About Dorothea Vafiadis, MS

Dorothea Vafiadis is the Director of NCOA's Center for Healthy Aging. Her professional experience of more than 20 years in public health and at non-profit organizations includes developing nutrition and prevention strategies, translating science-based recommendations to drive behavior change and establishing nutrition policy guidelines with USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. She is a member of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Food Forum.