37 Routine Activities Ranked by Risk of COVID-19 Infection

A new risk-assessment chart produced by the Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force and Committee on Infectious Diseases ranks activities by risk level, from opening the mail (low) to going to the beach (moderate) to attending a large music concert (high).

Here’s the complete list, from lowest to highest risk:

Low Risk: 1
Opening the mail

Low Risk: 2
Getting restaurant takeout
Pumping gasoline
Playing tennis
Going camping

Low-Moderate Risk: 3
Grocery shopping
Going for a walk, run, or bike ride with others
Playing golf

Low-Moderate Risk: 4
Staying at a hotel for two nights
Sitting in a doctor’s waiting room
Going to a library or museum
Eating in a restaurant (outside)
Walking in a busy downtown
Spending an hour at a playground

Moderate Risk: 5
Having dinner at someone else’s house
Attending a backyard barbecue
Going to a beach
Shopping at a mall

Moderate Risk: 6
Sending kids to school, camp, or day care
Working a week in an office building
Swimming in a public pool
Visiting an elderly relative or friend in their home

Moderate-High Risk: 7
Going to a hair salon or barbershop
Eating in a restaurant (inside)
Attending a wedding or funeral
Traveling by plane
Playing basketball
Playing football
Hugging or shaking hands when greeting a friend

High Risk: 8
Eating at a buffet
Working out at a gym
Going to an amusement park
Going to a movie theater

High Risk: 9
Attending a large music concert
Going to a sports stadium
Attending a religious service with 500-plus worshipers
Going to a bar

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