The Texas Medical Association ranked 37 common activities on a scale of 1-10, with the higher numbers indicating those associated with the most risk of viral transmission.
For example, going to a bar during the COVID-19 pandemic scored a 9, indicating it is a risky activity. As the number of coronavirus cases rise across the nation, lowering your risk of contracting the illness is critical.
According to Fox News, some activities the Texas doctors considered to be low risk on the spectrum included opening the mail, getting restaurant takeout, playing tennis, camping, and grocery shopping.
Attending amusements parks, working out a gym, eating at a buffet, playing football or basketball, and even hugging a friend were considered much riskier pursuits. The complete graph can be seen here.
According to U.S. News & World Report, Dr. Karen Ravin, chief of infectious diseases at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, said in general, outdoor activities are safer than those held indoors and shorter activities are safer than long ones.
"Another important concept is to have an exposure budget," she said. "Don't immediately return to all your usual activities and don't do them all in one day or a week, space them out as much as possible."
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