Need to Navigate Public Spaces During the Pandemic? Here Are Some Safety Tips

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Wide-scale, global vaccination efforts remain ongoing with hopes of making the COVID-19 pandemic a part of the past. But, while case counts appear to be dropping in places with promising vaccine rollouts, other countries, like India, are facing unprecedented surges in both cases and deaths. As mask mandates end and capacity levels of public spaces continue to rise, it can feel a lot like old times. Needless to say, the pandemic isn't over — even if you feel your city, town or state is making important strides. 

In fact, experts still don't have a clear picture on when the pandemic will effectively "end." This, paired with global vaccine distribution inequity, means we still need to do our part in mitigating the spread of the virus. Yes, it's fatiguing, but it remains critically important to continue to follow the ever-changing public safety guidelines. Something to keep in the back of your mind if you can't remember the guidelines for a certain space: staying on the side of caution can only help. 

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