Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Feb. 24, 2021

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Letter: Physicians: Stay home for holidays

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We, as the Clark County Medical Society Board of local physicians, strongly recommend staying home this holiday season. Here’s why:

Since early March 2020, we Americans have been living very different lives protecting one another from the SARS COVID-19 virus. Lives and livelihoods have been disrupted for most of us and for some extremely with the loss of jobs, businesses, and with illness, even death.

While we hope the newly announced vaccines will be able to protect us and help us return to our former lives, we still need to embrace the measures recommended by our public health leaders while we wait. We need to keep to these guidelines, because they work. Masks, social distancing, hand washing, and avoiding gatherings are familiar to us and will need to continue until the vaccine can be broadly distributed.

We need to follow these guidelines until then, likely well into 2021.

We encourage everyone to stay home to avoid spreading the coronavirus this holiday season. Wear masks, socially distance, wash hands, “gather” online. It will be different, but it will help us all have a healthier holiday season now, and in the future.

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