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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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