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As youth athletes prepare for the upcoming season, it's important to continue practicing COVID-19 safety precautions. Youth sports medicine medical director, David Smith, MD, shares 6 tips that youth athletes should follow both on and off the field.

To help make it easier to remember these tips, Dr. Smith advises you to think of Six/Tips:

S = Socially distance from others.

I = Increase handwashing.

X/T = Don’t touch your face.

I = Illness? Be aware of symptoms.

P = Please cough and sneeze into your elbow.

S = Stay home when ill.

There is also a video to illustrate these tips with Dr. Smith.

SIX TIPS with David Smith, MD