“The last thing you want to give mom or anyone else is a virus,” said Lisa Derderian, a spokeswoman for the city. “Stay home, stay safe. We’re going to go by the science.”
Louisiana health officials suggested safe alternatives, like having a virtual brunch together.
For those still planning to see their mothers in person, “Resist the temptation to hug your mom and maintain six feet of separation,” the Louisiana Department of Public Health said.
Older adults have the highest risk of severe complications or death from coronavirus. And the numbers of cases and deaths keep rising.
By Sunday, more than 1,320,000 people in the US have been infected, and more than 79,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
“We are telling everyone, see mom virtually today,” Derderian told CNN. “As much as you feel guilt on the front end for not seeing her, it’s better than
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