As states start to lift lockdown orders and return to business as usual, there has been a substantial surge in cases in certain states, such as Florida, California, Arizona, and Texas. Many people are starting to worry about their risk of catching COVID-19 while doing daily activities.
Experts are working to pinpoint activities that can put you at an increased risk of developing the serious virus. Knowing the risks might help you decide if you want to participate in an activity or not.
5. Spending Time Indoors
Without a doubt, COVID-19 flourishes in an indoor environment where people spend prolonged periods of time close to each other. This makes indoor activities especially dangerous. Indoor dining, movie theaters, bowling allies, retail stores, churches, malls, and other areas where people gather under one roof puts you at significant risk of contracting the coronavirus
Why is being indoors so dangerous? COVID-19 spreads via respiratory droplets that fly when an infected person talks, sneezes, sings, or speaks. Studies have shown that the closer you are to people the greater the risk. Also, prolonged contact indoors increases your risk substantially.
4. Outdoor Activities
If social distancing is maintained, then outdoor activities pose a medium risk of catching the COVID-19 virus. Lounging on a crowded beach is considered dangerous and increases your risk of contracting the virus substantially compared to going for a solitary walk or jog in a non-crowded outdoor location.
An outdoor concert or sporting event where social distancing is difficult puts you at substantial risk. Picnicking in a group is also dangerous if the group is made up of members who are not from the same household but rather friends, coworkers, relatives, or other individuals who are gathering.
Camping is a very low-risk activity if you do not stay in a crowded campground and you only camp with members of your own household.