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Before Any Get-Togethers, Kansas City's Pandemic 'Pods' Should Set Coronavirus Ground Rules

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You can reduce the coronavirus danger of social gatherings by getting everyone on the same page when it comes to pandemic safety measures.

There are no risk-free activities these days and developing a set of practices before heading out to spend time with friends can minimize the danger, experts say.

When your pandemic "pod" — that group of people who only socialize with each other — wants to have a get-together, you can reduce the danger of exposure to the coronavirus by getting everyone on the same page when it comes to pandemic safety measures.

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