Is A 4th Of July Gathering Safe To Attend? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions

BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. I want to attend a wake but the funeral director is not requiring masks or social distancing. Isn’t that required? – Pamela My understanding is that funeral homes are not supposed to exceed 40-percent capacity at any given time, should space chairs six feet apart and that visitors are expected to wear masks.  Denise wants to attend a 90-minute church service but is reluctant.  “I am 66 years old,” she writes. “Should I just go and not worry?” Even if churches take proper precautions, there is still a risk of infection because you’re in an enclosed space with other people for a prolonged period of time and the simple act of singing can spread respiratory droplets in the air. So if you’re concerned or you’re in a high-risk category, I would reconsider.  Friends are having their annual 4th of July party at their home with about 25 people. We sit on the deck and some go swimming but ultimately there is little room for social distancing. Should I attend? – Karen Even if it’s outdoors, if you can’t socially distance, it’s probably not a go...
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