May 26, 2020 4:09 PM

Marshall: Watch the next couple of weeks, keep social distancing, washing hands

Posted May 26, 2020 4:09 PM

Kansas First District Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall urges continued vigilance in personal behavior, even as the economy in Kansas continues to reopen.

"Let's see where we are two weeks from now," Marshall said. "Keep doing what we've been doing. Do the social distancing. Wash your hands regularly. This will be about fundamentals, blocking and tackling, doing the simple things correctly."

Businesses are taking the proper precautions, but it's those common daily public interactions when you're not at home where you have to pay the most attention.

"You're probably not going to catch the coronavirus at work," Marshall said. "Where you're going to catch it is when you stop and get a cup of coffee at the gas station. Let's keep on our Ps and Qs here."

Even if you do get sick, though, coronavirus is not often fatal.

"If you're under the age of sixty and you're healthy, I would think the morbidity, the mortality from the corona is probably about the same as the seasonal flu," Marshall said. "We don't close down the schools over that. I think the mortality for children approaches zero."

This is all under the assumption that we continue the preventative measures in terms of infection control that have been started at the beginning of the onset of the pandemic with regard to hygiene.