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COVID-19 Risks Based on Activity as Ranked by Texas Doctors

It can be hard to know what is safe to do during the COVID-19 pandemic and what is not. Are some activities more risky to do than others? Newsweek recently published an article ranked activities by risk factor 1-9 (1=low, 9=high) of catching COVID-19. Check out the activities the article listed below:

  • 1:

    • Opening the mail.

  • 2:

    • Getting restaurant take-out.

    • Pumping gasoline.

    • Playing tennis.

    • Going camping.

  • 3:

    • Grocery shopping.

    • Going for a run, walk or bike ride with others.

    • Playing golf.

  • 4:

    • Staying at a hotel for two nights.

    • Sitting in a doctor's waiting room.

    • Going to a library or museum.

    • Eating in a restaurant (outside).

    • Walking in a busy downtown.

    • Spending an hour at a playground.

  • 5:

    • Having dinner at someone else's house.

    • Attending a backyard barbecue.

    • Going to a beach.

    • Shopping at a mall.

  • 6:

    • Sending kids to school, camp or daycare.

    • Working a week in an office building.

    • Swimming in a public pool.

    • Visiting an elderly relative or friend in their home.

  • 7:

    • Going to a hair salon or barbershop.

    • Eating in a restaurant (inside).

    • Attending a wedding or funeral.

    • Traveling by plane.

    • Playing basketball.

    • Playing football.

    • Hugging or shaking hands when greeting a friend.

  • 8:

    • Eating at a buffet.

    • Working out at a gym.

    • Going to an amusement park.

    • Going to a movie theatre.

  • 9:

    • Attending a large music concert.

    • Going to a sports stadium.

    • Attending a religious service with 500+ worshipers.

    • Going to a bar.


"," Newsweek.

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