The coronavirus is rearing its ugly head again as more and more people head out in to the sunset with or without a mask, no social distancing or simply not washing their hands. The NY Post put out this recent article (click here) compiling out a list of where’s it safe to be (singles at the tennis court) and where is it the most riskiest, most dangerous (anywhere people gather en masse).

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the safest and 10 being the most riskiest, here’s the list:

  1. takeout (food), tennis
  2. pumping gas, walking/running/biking
  3. libraries, grocery stores, hotels, museums, gold courses
  4. busy city sidewalks, dentist offices
  5. planes, beaches, bowling alleys, backyard BBQs
  6. movie theaters, hair salons, barber shops
  7. public pools
  8. gyms, sports stadiums, amusement parks, churches, buffet
  9. bars
  10. concerts, sports arenas, theaters, wherever people gather in crowds

The most that hubby and I have been doing lately is going to the grocery store twice a month and pumping gas on those two days we leave the family compound. We did get an invite to attend a BBQ next month but hubs and I aren’t sure we are going to attend. We also got an invite to join some fellow RVers down in Delaware for a week or two and we haven’t come to a decision on that either. It’s more of a ‘wait and see’.

The way things have been going lately, DH and I are very content to just stay at home, do DIY home repairs and maintenance, tend to our new garden, take walks and chat socially far apart with our neighbors and take a dip in our new, above ground (kiddie) pool.

To avoid the deadly disease, scientists say people should consider five risks before they venture out, including proximity to people; the likelihood others will practice safe behavior; indoors or out; exposure time, and personal health risks.

“Until we have a vaccine, we are going to have to move forward with risk-reduction strategies.”

Stay safe, everyone!