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You may be thinking about venturing outside your quarantine bubble now that communities are slowly reopening. Before you go out, read through these tips from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for reducing your risk of coronavirus infection. The general rule to remember is: The more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.
What to consider before you go out:
Is COVID spreading in my community?Find out by viewing the latest information and a map of states with reported COVID-19 infections.
What are the local orders in my community?Review updates from your local health department to better understand the situation in your community and what local orders are in place in your community.
Will my activity put me in close contact with other people?
Will I have to share any items, equipment, or tools with other people?Choose places where there is limited sharing of items and where any items that are shared are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between uses. You can also choose to visit places that share, post, or announce that they have increased cleaning and disinfection to protect others from COVID-19.
Will I need to take public transportation to get to the activity?Public transit can put you in close contact with others. When using public transportation, follow the CDC’s guidance on how to protect yourself when using transportation.
For more guidelines on eating out, using gyms and fitness centers, or going to the bank, nail salons or libraries, visit COVID-19: Personal and Social Activities | CDC