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Dr. Khaldun: Wear a mask at all times during indoor dining except when eating

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Posted at 8:43 AM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 08:43:55-04

(WXYZ) — Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the chief medical executive for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, is urging people to continue wearing their masks as COVID-19 cases rise in Michigan.

Speaking on Wednesday, Khaldun talked about the rise in cases and asked everyone to be sure to wear their masks.

"We have what it takes to control the virus and we've done it before," she said.

She also asked people to limit indoor dining with anyone who is not in your own household, and asked people to wear masks at all times when not eating.

"Keep your mask on at all times except when you are actually putting food in your mouth," she said. "And limit your talking. Talking without a mask on increases the risk of spread."

Khaldun said that people should also avoid gatherings as much as possible, and the smaller gatherings the better, especially if they're outside. If you have to be inside, she said, maintain six feet of distance.