How to lower your COVID risk at Thanksgiving

Dr. Jen Ashton has recommendations on proper ventilation and air quality for your holiday meals.
2:03 | 11/26/20

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According docked two surveys that 30% of Americans still going and as with in person. Thanksgiving gatherings despite a lot of concerns a lot of warnings being raised out there across the country. Being indoors. Saw a lot of folks are going to be gathering indoors today. What do you do when you open windows even talk about it's freezing in a lot of what do you do here so. It's really all about air flow air quality ventilation and there is entire field of science dedicated suggests this aerosol transmission but according to the World Health Organization. The exchange of indoor air sets like home there should be at least six times an hour to reduce the chances a viral spread. Now most home environments that air exchange is only happening. Every one to two hours. So what can you do right now if your inside and you have friends and family coming for Thanksgiving. Open those windows as many as possible not just in one room. Another air assault scientists suggest actually turning on the exhaust fan that we have over the stove remember its objective is to remove. Particles from the air in your kitchen so that may help and then lastly. One of the country's pre eminent aerosol scientist suggests a portable air cleaner one with what is called a high. Clean air delivery rates so all of these things. We use the you can help if you art indoors today right and then if you are lucky enough today to live in a warmer part of this country what should you be doing well people have this false sense of security just because your outside that you can take them masks off the you can sit around. Let's say a patio table. You really can't it's not either or it's both so if you are eating outdoors today is spending as much time as you can outdoors. Literally stays out where people are sitting put a little name plays. And so that they know that is your seat and resist that that chance. To get really really close just because you're outside right very important to remember on this day thank you some once again.

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