KYW Medical Report: COVID-19 protection measures that make a big difference

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By KYW Newsradio 1060

KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross.

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The facts surrounding prevention of COVID-19 infections just don't change.

There are certain things we all should do: clean hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer, avoid people who are sick (coughing and sneezing), put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.

If you are out with your kids, keep children at least 6 feet from other people.

Wear a mask when in public, and children 2 and older should wear a mask over their nose and mouth when in public settings where it's difficult to practice social distancing.

These are some common sense measures that can make a big difference.