8. Can my daily activities put me at an increased risk?
If your daily activities such as going to work, school, shopping, doctor appointments, or other places put you at an increased risk, then you need to make sure that you work to practice social distancing.
In addition, you can try the following:
- Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth.
- Choose to only participate in outdoor activities.
- When picking businesses to frequent, such as stores, choose ones that have a plexiglass barrier between you and the cashier for added safety.
- Use the visual barriers in banks and other establishments to help remind yourself to socially distance from other patrons.
7. Am I in danger of severe illness?
COVID-19 is a severe respiratory virus that takes a toll on all age groups. However, older adults are at an increased risk, as are those with underlying health issues. Despite the risk, some individuals will exhibit mild or no symptoms despite testing positive for COVID-19. Often there is no way to pinpoint exactly who will suffer severe illness and who will not.
6. Are there risks because I live with an elderly person or someone with a chronic health condition?
If you live with older family members or individuals with underlying health conditions, then you should always take extra precautions to minimize the risk to those individuals, including yourself, so you do not accidentally bring the virus home.