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Parents: Take social distancing seriously and limit playdates, other activities, experts say

Reconsider group playdates, parents. Think twice about letting your kids play soccer with friends. Avoid the local playground jungle gyms and monkey bars.

\"There is evidence corona viruses can live on plastic and metal for up to nine days,\" said Dr. Asaf Bitton, a primary care physician and executive director of Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center at Brigham and Women\'s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

\"This is not a snow day,\" Bitton said, referencing an article he wrote by the same name. \"We\'re in serious, almost unprecedented times right now.\"

It\'s time for parents to carefully consider the types of activities they do with their children and how they allow play with other kids, experts say, without alarming their children in the process.

\"We\'re not asking people to be hermits, go home, lock the door and crawl under the bed,\" said Vanderbilt
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