Going out in public during a pandemic. What are the risks?

You can ‘reduce’ your risk for each activity by wearing a mask, not touching your face, washing your hands and social distancing. 

Factors to take into consideration:

  1. Outdoors vs. indoors:Outdoors is considered safer. The virus is less

concentrated and doesn’t get recirculated like indoor air.

  1. Proximity to others:Activities that limit social distancing are riskier.
  2. Exposure time:How long will you be in the proximity of others?
  3. Compliance:Will you or others be able to practice social distancing?
  4. Vocal activities:Venues that encourage singing(concert, church), yelling (sports stadium), or breathing hard (working out/playing sports in a gym) will increase respiratory secretions which raises exposure risk.

You can ‘reduce’ your risk for each activity by wearing a mask, not touching your face, washing your hands and social distancing.

https://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/in-the-covid-19-era-whats-riskier-going-to-church-or-a-movie-theater

Source: MLive averaging of four experts’ responses: Dr. Matthew Sims, Beaumont Health director of infectious disease research; Dr. Dennis Cunningham, McLaren Health Care medical director for infection prevention; Dr. Mimi Emig, retired infectious disease specialist with Spectrum Health; Dr. Nasir Husain, Henry Ford Macomb medical director for infection prevention

 

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Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm