Stop cramming into crowded bars, avoid the dance floor and cancel karaoke night.
That’s some of the advice Canada’s deputy public health officer, Dr. Howard Njoo, has for young people.
He says indoor activities carry a higher risk of spreading COVID-19, which can have serious health consequences, even for young people.
Njoo suggests avoiding any place that’s crowded and act responsibly to protect the older generation and people with compromised immune systems.
Some officials, including Quebec’s premier, say many recent cases seem to be linked to private gatherings, not bar visits.
Whether it’s a private party or a restaurant patio, Njoo says to be respectful and follow all local health rules and regulations.
His advice comes just as many bars and restaurants across Ontario resume indoor service. Gyms, theatres and other businesses that have been closed since the spring are also opening in most parts of the province.