Experts Ranked Activities Based on Their Coronavirus Risk

How risky was your 4th of July? I mean other than getting hit by your neighbor’s fireworks shrapnel (turns out our new neighbors go hard)?


Infectious disease experts ranked a bunch of activities based on how likely you are to get the ‘rona while doing said activities. They looked at four key factors: Is it in an enclosed space? How long do you interact with other people? Are there crowds? And is there “forceful exhalation” (meaning things like yelling or singing)?

The verdict is things like running, walking, biking, and picking up takeout are fairly low risk; things like museums and outdoor restaurants are a medium risk; and things like indoor parties and contact sports are not the greatest of ideas right now. You can find the full list here.

Good luck out there, kids.

— Jenn