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Word on the street: Have you taken any precautions against COVID-19?

With fears over COVID-19 emptying shelves of face masks and hand sanitizer, the Observer took to the streets to ask residents if they are taking any precautions against the virus. Here are some of those responses.

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“Actually I haven’t, I just do the same old thing, wash my hands good. And use paper towels to turn the taps off and bathroom doors I’m careful about and I think that’s about all I’ve done.” – Pat Campny

“In our church now we’re not really encouraged to shake hands… especially if we have a cough or anything.” – Joan Clarke

“Just boosting my immune system. I do regular sunrider chinese health foods and do the hand washing and sanitize what needs to be sanitized and just do the usual.” – Kate Bischke

“Probably nothing new but we’re very conscious year-round of germs especially in the winter months when there’s more probability of challenges.” – Maggy Davidson

“I take a lot of things that are immune boosting so I think that will be good.” – Roxi Hermsen

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