Daily Activities and Going Out

What you need to know

  • In general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.
  • If you decide to engage in public activities, continue to protect yourself by practicing everyday preventive actions.
  • Keep these items on hand when venturing out: a face mask, tissues, and a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, if possible.

Close contact with other people increases overall risk 

  • Interacting with more people raises your risk.
  • Being in a group with people who aren’t social distancing or wearing masks increases your risk.
  • Engaging with new people (e.g., those who don’t live with you) also raises your risk.
  • Some people have the virus and don’t have any symptoms, and it is not yet known how often people without symptoms can transmit the virus to others.

Questions to ask yourself to assess your risk level:

  1. How many people will you interact with?

  2. Can you keep 6 feet of space between you and others?

  3. Will you be outdoors or indoors? 

  4. What's the length of time you'll be interacting with other people? 

  5. Is COVID-19 spreading in my community? 

  6. What are the local orders in my community? 

  7. Will my activity put me in close contact with others? 

  8. Will I have to share any items, equipment, or tools with other people?

Be prepared and stay safe! 

If you decide to engage in public activities, continue to protect yourself and others by practicing everyday preventive actions. 

Items to have on hand: 

  • A mask 
  • Tissues 
  • Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol 

Click here to visit the CDC website to learn more about how you can protect yourself and others during personal and social activities. 

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