Apr 13, 2020

Interview Transcript

Interviewer: The best ways to protect yourself against COVID-19, washing your hands, not touching your face, and, of course, physically distancing yourself from other people, at least six feet away. Now, of course, out in public, that's a good practice. But how about inside the house? Should you be physically distancing yourself inside your own home?

Dr. Tom Miller is the Chief Medical Officer at University of Utah Health and here are his thoughts on that.

Dr. Miller: So if you live in a home with three or four children, it's hard. It's really hard to do that. So in your own home, you continue to message the importance of when you go out in the world, when you go outside of the home, of all the things we just talked about, because once you're back in the home it becomes very difficult to stay away from each other.

I think the important thing is to, again, really get it into everybody's heads that when they leave the house, when they cross the threshold, they're super aware of what the environment is like outside, because that's the best way, when they come home to eat, to sleep, to engage with other family members, that they'll be as safe as they can be.

Interviewer: Other protective measures that you can take inside your own home include cleaning commonly used areas, including light switches and door knobs, not sharing dishware or glassware. And you might even want to consider using your own towels for the time being.

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