We are just 3 months away from saying goodbye to 2020, a challenging year. Since the coronavirus outbreak last January, thousands of cases are recorded everyday. However, despite all the information circulating about the virus, we all still have some unanswered questions. In fact, as we go on with our lives, we can’t deny that we have some fear and doubts concerning the probability of catching coronavirus. So, here is an answer about the odds for you to catch coronavirus in public spaces!
Low Risk Places
Places that are identified as ”low risk” are where you are less likely to catch coronavirus. According to experts, the risk is particularly low because these activities ”do not usually exceed two minutes, and/or the safety distance between people is respected.”
For example, checking your mail, grocery shopping, playing Tennis, going camping or even going to the movies are all activities that are considered ”safe” during coronavirus pandemic.
Intermediate Risk to Catch Coronavirus
Moreover, the longer you spend at a certain closed space, the more likely you are to get the virus. Even walking with another person has an intermediate-low risk. On the other hand, taking your kids to school, eating in a restaurant and visiting a shared public space are considered intermediate with a relatively high risk of infection.
That being said, applying the recommended safety measures anywhere you go can and will help lower your chances of exposure, even when you find yourself in a situation in which the risk to catch covid-19 is extremely high.
Places With The Highest Risk
Unfortunately, as individuals we think that if we didn’t have a ”close” contact with someone, than the risk is not there, right? However, studies prove that having a friend over for dinner without a mask or security distance, is one of the highest risk activities. Yes, you don’t need to share utensils or have saliva contact to be infected. In fact, getting a drink in a bar (despite the fact that you are not touching other people) is probably the riskiest place to catch the virus.