This is a tough one.
A recent study found that the COVID-19 coronavirus can survive up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. That means the virus could be hanging out waiting for your kid to come play. Of course this respiratory virus is spread most easily by inhaling it—that's why it's imperative to give each other at least 6 feet of space.
And please ignore the rumors say that kids and young people are immune to the virus. Reports from areas of the world where testing is more available than it is in the US show kids and young people are absolutely getting infected. Which means they're spreading the disease even if they're not feeling sick enough to get tested.
Please, for the good of your community, assume you also have the virus even if you're feeling well. And greet your neighbors from afar.
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