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Rules for going outdoors during COVID-19

Updated: Apr 3, 2020

Social distancing is among our key responsibilities.

As a crucial weapon in our toolkit to fight COVID-19, it is our collective duty.

When one must leave the home out of necessity, here are a few important things to remember when going outside:

  • To the extent that it is possible, do not travel outside of your immediate neighborhood. Avoid travel out of state, and into new cities. Staying as put as possible reduces the possibility of further spread or transmission.

  • Six feet away from others! The coronavirus is extraordinarily contagious.

  • Check on your local authority's guidance - each city or state may have its own unique policies based on the needs of the area. It is imperative to ensure that you are aware of the region's unique situation - whether there are specific areas to strongly avoid, or other such policies specific to the surrounding region.

  • Disinfect - avoid bringing the virus home. Follow steps such as washing hands immediately upon coming home, and leaving shoes outside. If possible, wash/clean clothes when coming back home. Wash/wipe exposed parts of the body, such as the face.

Following the rules of social distancing and protection when going outside are imperative. Failure to do so may not only put you at risk; but importantly, others who you may be transmitting to - including the elderly, and the immunocompromised.


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