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The Risk Levels Of 14 Things You Probably Want To Do This Summer

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First things first: There's no such thing as a zero-risk outing right now.

But we get it, you're restless. It's been about two months of quarantine for many of us. The urge to get out and enjoy the summer is real. So what's safe?

NPR asked a panel of infectious disease and public health experts to rate the risk of some common summer activities. The links jump you to more details:

  1. A BYOB backyard gathering with one other household: low to medium risk
  2. Eating indoors at a restaurant: medium to high risk
  3. Attending a religious service indoors: high risk
  4. Spending the day at a popular beach or pool: low risk
  5. An outdoor celebration such as a wedding with more than 10 guests: medium to high risk
  6. Using a public restroom: low to medium risk
  7. Letting a friend use your bathroom: low risk
  8. Going to a vacation house with another family: low risk
  9. Staying at a hotel: low to medium risk
  10. Getting a haircut: medium to high risk
  11. Going shopping at a mall: risk varies
  12. Going to a nightclub: high risk
  13. Going camping: low risk
  14. Exercising outdoors: low risk


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