How risky was the stuff you did over Fourth of July weekend? A group of infectious disease experts ranked a bunch of activities by how risky they are.
They looked at four key factors: Is it in an enclosed space? How long do you interact with other people? Are there crowds? And is there "forceful exhalation," meaning things like yelling or singing . . .
1. Low risk:
*Walking, running, or biking
*Having a socially distanced picnic
*Picking up takeout or getting groceries.
2. Low to medium risk:
*Playing "distanced" sports outside like tennis or golf.
3. Medium risk:
*Taking a taxi or Uber
*A doctor or dentist appointment
*Visiting an E.R.
4. Medium to high risk:
*Exercising at a gym
*Working in an office
*Indoor restaurants and coffee shops
*Ggetting your hair or nails done.
5. High risk:
*Bars and nightclubs
*Live sporting events.