COVID-19

What’s safe in a COVID-19 world? Experts rank activities

Bars are risky. Outdoors is safer. See what else health experts advise.

The standard safety measures to protect against COVID-19 are well known by now: Wear a mask in public, wash your hands often, and keep at least six feet away from other people.

How that translates into real-world activities is a little more complicated.

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MLive spoke to four public health experts to rank the risk of several different activities people are eager to get back to.

It turns out that going to a bar is still a pretty risky endevour.

“After a couple of drinks, they’re starting to feel a little more invincible,” said Dr. Nasir Husain, medical director for infection prevention at Henry Ford Macomb. “And that’s when the trouble starts.”

Bars are set to reopen Monday, June 8 with limited capacity.

The safest activities? Anything outdoors is less risky as long as it’s not crowded, according to those interviewed.

The least risky activities are playing tennis, walking or biking with others, and golfing. And, thankfully, getting take-out food.

You can read the full list here.

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