• UW doctor says outdoor sports safe for participants, still need precautions
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    UW doctor says outdoor sports safe for participants, still need precautions

    COVID-19 is spreading at outdoor events, but as fall sports are set to return, the virus has thankfully not spread much among people who participate in outdoor sports. When it has spread among outdoor sports participants, it’s often pre- and post-game activities to blame. Pierce County issues mask mandate for large, outdoor events “Outdoor sports have really proven to be safe,” said UW Medicine’s Dr. Jonathan Drezner. “They can be on the field, they can compete, and this isn’t necessarily increasing transmission of the virus.” But Drezner that says the preparation for the game — carpools, locker room meetings — as well as after parties or celebrations have spread COVID-19.…

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