Doctors urge COVID-19 precautions

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Posted July 27, 2020 | By Sushil Puskur, M.D., President, Marion County Medical Society Ocala

COVID-19 has killed more than 4,000 Floridians. We don’t have a cure, definitive treatment or vaccine for COVID-19. The only definitive approach to combat COVID-19 is prevention.

The Marion County Medical Society highly recommends the following evidence-based measures to keep our community safe:

  • Staying at home except for essential activities.
  • Physical distancing of at least 6 feet from each other.
  • Wearing a mask in all indoor public places or outdoors when physical distancing is not possible.
  • Washing hands.

The following may be exempted:

  • Children under age 2.
  • Persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance.
  • Individuals with a hearing impairment or those who communicate with a person with a hearing impairment, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.

Sushil Puskur, M.D.

President, Marion County Medical Society Ocala