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Survey: Most Americans Will Follow COVID-19 Safety Guidelines This Holiday Season

An Ohio State University Medical Center survey shows the majority of Americans plan to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines during the holidays. Those include social distancing and asking people with symptoms to not attend.  But a significant number may be exposing themselves or their guests to risk.  Nearly 40 percent say they plan to attend a gathering with more than 10 people.  And a third of respondents say they will not ask guests to wear masks.  Doctor Iahn Gonsenhauser says that kind of casual behavior fuels the spread of the coronavirus:

Gonsenhauser says if people do plan to have guests, seat them in groups.  But the safest strategy is to communicate virtually, and cancel in-person plans.

Mike Foley joined WCBE in February 2000, coming from WUFT in Gainesville, Florida. Foley has worked in various roles, from producing news and feature stories to engineering Live From Studio A sessions. A series of music features Foley started in 2018 called Music Journeys has grown into a podcast and radio show. He also assists in developing other programs in WCBE's Podcast Experience. Foley hosts The Morning Mix, a weekday music show featuring emerging and established musicians, our Columbus-area and Ohio-based talent, and additional artists that inspire him.
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