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Healthy Living: Playgrounds and COVID-19

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We’re now very familiar with the term “social distancing.”

But staying at home all day, every day can be tough for active children.

Many parents wonder if it’s O.K. to take their kids to a playground to burn off energy.

Courtney Hunter has the answer in Healthy Living.

Dr. Pontzer says though the virus can be detected on surfaces for days, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s infectious for that whole time.

He says touching surfaces with the virus on it is probably most concerning within the first few hours.