Going To A Bar Or Attending Church Poses Higher Chance Of Catching Covid19 But Opening The Mail And Getting Takeout Is Low

Going to a bar or attending a church with more than 500 people poses a much higher risk of contracting coronavirus than opening the mail or getting takeout, according to a list of activities ranked by Texas doctors.   The Texas Medical Association, which is made up of 53,000 physicians and medical students across the state, released the list that ranks how risky an activity is regarding COVID19 on a scale of one to 10.

Here’s how risky it is doing the following (on a scale from 1-10).  1 is low risk; 10 is high risk.

1 – Opening the mail

2 – Getting restaurant takeout

2 – Pumping gasoline

2 – Playing tennis

2 – Going camping

3 – Grocery shopping

3 – Going for a walk, run or bike ride with others

3 – Playing golf

4 – Staying at a hotel for two nights

4 – Sitting in a doctor’s waiting room

4 – Going to a library or museum

4 – Eating in a restaurant (outside)

4 – Walking in a busy downtown

4 – Spending an hour in a playground

5 – Having dinner at someone else’s house

5 – Attending a backyard barbecue

5 – Going to a beach

5 – Shopping at a mall

6 – Sending kids to school, camp, daycare

6 – Working a week in an office building

6 – Swimming in a public pool

6 – Visiting an elderly relative or friend in their home

7 – Going to a hair salon or barbershop

7 – Eating in a restaurant inside

7 – Attending a wedding or funeral

7 – Traveling by plane

7 – Playing basketball

7 – Playing football

7 – Hugging or shaking hands while greeting a friend

8 – Eating at a buffet

8 – Working out at a gym

8 – Going to an amusement park

8 – Going to a movie theater

9 – Attending a large music concert

9 – Going to a sports stadium

9 – Attending a religious service with 500+ worshippers

9 – Going to a bar

Photo Credit: Centre for Diseases Control

 

 

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan