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Lourdes Gurriel does his part to keep the Blue Jays COVID-free

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The outfielder has consistently worn a facial covering and was spotted supplying hand sanitizer to his teammates.

A masked Lourdes Gurriel waves to the camera during the Blue Jays’ batting practice prior to the start of an exhibition game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
A masked Lourdes Gurriel waves to the camera during the Blue Jays’ batting practice prior to the start of an exhibition game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
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Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is helping to keep his teammates safe and healthy by practicing two infection prevention measures important during this coronavirus pandemic: wearing a mask and performing hand hygiene.

Since he re-joined the Blue Jays in the middle of Summer Camp after having remained in Dunedin for an undisclosed reason, Gurriel has often been seen wearing a mask that covers both his nose and mouth.

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) warms up during summer workout at Rogers Centre. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) of the Blue Jays at bat during the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays on July 26, 2020 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.     Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

In Monday’s game against the Washington Nationals, Gurriel was spotted by the Sportsnet broadcast supplying hand sanitizer to Blue Jays players and coaches, reminding them of the need to clean their hands.

So take the lesson from Lourdes Gurriel: always wear a mask or facial covering when physical distancing is difficult and keep your hands clean by using either soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Check out this guideline from Public Health Ontario to see how you can protect yourself from COVID-19!