Tips for a fun, healthy & safe summer

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Summer is here, and many of us are having some fun in the sun after the last few months of staying at home. But with the coronavirus still a concern in our area, it’s important to continue following measures that can keep you and those around you safe.

Check out the gallery below for advice on enjoying your favorite outdoor adventures while staying as safe as possible during this challenging time – along with tips to beat the heat and guard against the sun’s harmful rays.

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Find the Shade: Plan outdoor activities before 10 a.m. or after 2 p.m. since the sun is strongest in the middle of the day.
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Stay Hydrated: Help your body stay cool by drinking plenty of water and eating fresh fruits and veggies.
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Apply Sunscreen: All adults and kids 6 months and older should apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside and then reapply every 2 hours or after going in the water. Keep babies 6 months and younger out of the sun.
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Cover Up: Look for UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rated fabrics that protect against the sun’s harmful UV rays. Kids should wear sunglasses to protect their eyes and a wide-brimmed hat (or hooded rashguard) to protect their face, ears, and neck.
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Keep the Bugs Away: Apply bug repellant lightly on the outside of clothing & exposed skin. When applying to a child’s face, always spray in your hands and then apply. Children under 3 shouldn't use insect repellent that includes OLE or PMD.
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Social Distance: Follow the CDC’s recommendation of staying at least 6 feet apart from others not in your household and avoid crowded spaces.
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Be Prepared: Going out? Take hand sanitizer spray, gel, or wipes with you and remember to use them regularly.
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Mask Up: Adults and kids ages 2 and older should wear a cloth face mask when required or when social distancing may be more difficult, such as at the doctor’s office or grocery store.