PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — This coming Friday, a lot of Southwestern Pennsylvania shall be transferring into the “Yellow Part” of the state’s plan to sluggish the unfold of Coronavirus.
So, KDKA’s Kristine Sorensen requested Dr. Brian Lamb, an inner medication physician with Allegheny Well being Community, questions on going to the “yellow” part with much less restrictions. Right here is their edited dialog.
Kristine Sorensen: “Ought to I be carrying a masks anytime I’m round folks I don’t know, like procuring or out of the physician’s workplace?”
Dr. Brian Lamb: “Sure. The reply to that’s sure. At the same time as we go into the yellow part, one of many issues to recollect is that the social distancing protocols keep in place, in addition to carrying private protecting tools if you’re out in public.”
Kristine Sorensen: “The governor says we are able to collect in teams of lower than 25, however can we nonetheless have to put on masks once we’re in these small teams?”
Dr. Brian Lamb: “If it’s a social group, corresponding to a marriage, a funeral, or only a group of people that you aren’t involved with regularly, sure, I might truly think about that to be nearly like being out in public.”
Kristine Sorensen: “So, for people who find themselves leaving the house to return to work now, what steps are advisable for each day decontamination once they come again house to their household?”
Dr. Brian Lamb: “So, instantly wash your fingers [when you get home]. Should you can take off your garments from the day, wash them and wash your self.”
Kristine Sorensen: “Now that we’re allowed to collect with different folks, what ought to older folks, or anybody who’s extra prone to growing a worse consequence with COVID-19, be doing otherwise from simply your common individual?”
Dr. Brian Lamb: “So that is necessary. I’m glad you requested as a result of I even cope with this with my circle of relatives. The factor to recollect as counties go to yellow is that sufferers who’re nonetheless thought of excessive threat, aged sufferers and those that have underlying immune issues, they’re not technically within the yellow proper now. They’re nonetheless presupposed to do very extreme threat stratification and threat mitigation.”