For months, I’ve received emails from players asking if it’s safe to play pickleball and if so what extra precautions should be taken on the courts. I’ve been hesitant to share my personal beliefs because, I’m not an expert, but I found someone who is.
Besides being an avid pickleball player and part of the Better Pickleball community, Dr. Sarah Webb @scopejock has some outstanding credentials. She is a retired pathologist, in private practice for 25 years, was Chair of Infection Control at a community hospital for ten years, and Director of a Microbiology Lab at a community hospital for 15 years. Dr. Webb recently authored the purposed return to play guidelines for the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department and she joined me on the Better Pickleball YouTube channel to discuss the things we need to understand about pickleball and COVID.
Dr. Webb agreed to continue the discussion and answer your follow up questions here on Pickleballist.
What precautions are you taking to stay safe while you’re playing?
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