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Daines tells constituents not to panic over COVID-19 and to be smart about public exposure


By James Ledbetter | Mar 25, 2020

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Sen. Steve Daines |

U.S. Sens. Steve Daines and Jon Tester returned to Montana from Washington, D.C. on March 13. After returning, Daines called for bipartisanship on dealing with the coronavirus crisis. He also cautioned his constituents not to panic and "be smart about public exposure."

According to the Billings Gazette, Daines says the precautions are painful. He also told his constituents that there is still time to get ahead of the coronavirus.

“These precautions, as painful as they are, I think we need to take the appropriate precautions here. We have time at this moment to try and get ahead of what’s going on,” Daines, a Republican, told the Billings Gazette.

Daines emphasized on the importance of basic hygiene as well in combating COVID-19.

“We need to come back here and remember the basics of basic hygiene, of social distancing, and I think particularly it’s for the senior citizens," Daines told the publication.

He also said that senior citizens are the most at risk and that they need to be protected.

"It’s the senior citizens that we really worry about, and we need to be protecting our seniors,” he added.

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