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As Kansas City Reopens, Here's How Doctors Suggest You Keep Yourself Safe From Infection

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Diners seated at several tables in a restaurant.
Wade Austin Ellis
The days when restaurants could fill every table are gone for the foreseeable future. Pandemic restrictions mean safe-distancing is in place at eateries across the metro.

Companies are beginning to open once again for business and we can now go out for more than food, medicine and exercise. Two doctors offered advice on how to do that safely in a COVID-19 world.

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