“I would just want to remind everyone: Whether you’re going out to just socialize, to get a meal, go to the beaches, whether you’re someone protesting saying ‘we want to open economy,’ or you’re an individual saying we want to protest the lack of justice in the country — we still can’t let our guards down,” Dawson says. “With COVID-19, we’re dealing with an enemy we can’t see. A virus that doesn’t know age, race, or ethnicity. You want to continue to use those best practices that have come out from the CDC
. You want to use your mask, keep your distance. I just encourage the entire community and all of those that may be out at any type of gathering... We still need to practice precautions to protect us and others."