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Tips to keep yourself and others safe while outside during COVID-19 pandemic

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DULUTH, MN -- Summertime usually means sunscreen and sunglasses but nowadays people are bringing something else along, too.

"I have my mask in my purse," said Sam Womeldorf.

Womeldorf and her dog, Kirby, hit the Lakewalk on Tuesday to bask in the 80-degree weather.

Kirby and I are just out here walking around and enjoying the weather," said Womeldorf.

While still keeping COVID-19 precautions in mind.

"I usually keep 6ft distance and try to walk on the opposite side of the sidewalk from someone," said Womeldorf.

The same goes for UMD Student, Abby Shelby.

"[I have] never been here in the summer so we are just seeing what it's like," said Shelby.

She and her friends wrapped up moving into their new home for the 2020 school year.

Shelby said she's concerned about the coronavirus but for the most part, everyone is following safety guidelines.

"I've seen mostly just individual walkers," said Shelby.

According to the Center for Disease Control, even though places like the beach and the park are good for your overall health, there are ways you can prevent you and others from contracting COVID-19.

Aside from social distancing, the CDC says it's best to visit parks that are close to your home, be mindful when using a pool or other water-related activities, and keep your hand clean.

Womeldorf added at the end of the day, there's only so much one a person can do inside.

"You can't live in fear the whole time, you still gotta live life and do something or another," said Wolemdorf.

If you would like to check out other ways to keep yourself and other safe click here.

Lyanne Valdez

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