Fourth of July Festivities During a Pandemic: How Experts Say You Can Celebrate Safely

Updated July 2, 2020

Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for health policy, is quoted extensively in articles on how to enjoy outdoor activities this summer while limiting your risk of catching and spreading COVID-19. “This is not a good time for family gatherings,” says Nielsen, adding that it’s something we will need to accept for many months to come. “Those may not be very safe until a safe and effective vaccine is available,” she says.