Can Popular Summer Activities Spread COVID-19?
We know that being in close quarters with someone can lead to potential COVID-19 transmission concerns. It typically happens more often indoors than outside, but it is also possible for extended contact of fewer than six feet from others to spread the coronavirus.
That’s why it is essential to think about having a safe summer of activities while vaccination programs continue growing.
Here are some of the best options to consider when you want to be active outside this summer.
1. Take a Walk
When you’re walking, jogging, hiking, or exploring, you’re typically outside by yourself or with your family. It’s okay to be with a friend or two if they have had a recent negative COVID-19 test or received both vaccinations. If you meet others on the trail, put that mask up when you pass for an extra level of security.
2. Play Tennis
If you play singles tennis, the transmission risks for COVID-19 are almost zero. You’ll want to avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth while playing to avoid the minimal potential of the virus being on the ball. When you take breaks between matches or sets, use some hand sanitizer.
3. Fitness Classes
Outdoor fitness classes can help you socialize while staying socially distant. You’ll want to make sure everyone is six feet apart (or more) to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading. If you usually have indoor sessions, it might be better to have them on Zoom until the vaccination programs are complete.
4. Water Activities
When you put a canoe in the water, go kayaking, use a sailboat, or enjoy diving, the coronavirus spreading risks are considered low. You can minimize the issue even further by having a fun time with your immediate family.
Most popular summer activities, including going to the swimming pool, are considered low-risk ventures. If you’re ever in doubt, wearing a mask while around others are still one of the best steps you can take to protect yourself.