Health officials: Keep it small, short and outside for any Labor Day gatherings

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Last Tuesday, Dr. Mark Ghaly, California’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, gave an update about the state’s new color-coded tier system for reducing COVID-19 activity in a press conference.

Ghaly was joined by Dr. Erica Pan, the acting state public health officer, and they emphasized the importance of maintaining safety measures, including wearing masks, physical distancing and hand washing, to decrease the spread of the coronavirus during the Labor Day weekend to avoid the surge in cases seen after gatherings on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

Pan said for any gatherings outside of a person’s household, keep them small, short and outside, as those factors help to decrease the risk of viral spread.

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