Tips for visiting your grandparents during pandemic

WNYT Staff
Updated: September 11, 2020 10:26 PM
Created: September 11, 2020 05:39 PM

Sunday is Grandparents Day. Unlike past years, coronavirus has made visiting grandma and grandpa trickier.

Doctors from the Cleveland Clinic say with careful planning, it's possible to safely visit older relatives.


First, assess your own health. Outdoor visits are best, but if that's not possible, open a window, wear a mask and keep your hands clean.

"It's still a visit, but a different visit where the solid core guidelines of frequent handwashing, hand sanitization with alcohol-based preps, safe measures with social distancing, so at least six feet away, wearing masks I think [are] absolutely key," said Dr. Ardeshir Hasmi with Cleveland Clinic.

If you are traveling long distances to see older relatives, Hashmi says carefully think through logistics.

He says traveling by car versus any kind of mass transit may mean fewer interactions and less exposure to other people.

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