Participate in Outdoor and Indoor Activities
If you want to spend time with people who don’t live with you, outdoors is the safer choice! You are less likely to be exposed to COVID-19 during outdoor activities, even without the use of masks.
Why Outside is a Safer Choice
COVID-19 spreads more easily indoors than outdoors. Studies show that people are more likely to be exposed to COVID-19 when they are closer than 6 feet apart from others for longer periods of time.
You are more likely to be exposed to COVID-19 when you
- Attend crowded, poorly ventilated indoor events
- Have close contact with infected people at home
You are less likely to be exposed to COVID-19 when you
- Attend outdoor activities
- Stay at least 6 feet apart
- Limit the amount of time spent with people who don’t live with you
Outdoor and Indoor Activities
Safer – Outdoor Activities
- Outside, at least 6 feet apart
- If you can’t stay at least 6 feet apart from people who don’t live with you, wear your mask.
Less Safe – Indoor Activities
- Inside, at least 6 feet apart
- Well ventilated room
- Wearing mask
- Run, walk, or bike at your neighborhood park
- Hike on local trails
- Take your dog for a walk around the neighborhood
- Participate in an outdoor yoga class
- Work in the garden
- Exercise at a fitness center
- Walk around the mall during off hours
- Attend a class at a yoga studio
- Swim at your local pool
- Pick up curbside meals
- Get food delivered
- Eat outside at a restaurant where the tables are at least 6 feet apart
- Eat inside at a restaurant
Visiting or hosting people who don’t live with you
- Have a picnic at a park
- Play kickball in a friend’s backyard
- Roast marshmallows by a firepit
- Have an outdoor barbeque
- Watch movies
- Play games
- Chat with your friends
- Go to a drive-in
- Listen to an outdoor concert from your car
- Create your own outdoor movie party
- Watch a movie at a theater
- Watch a musical performance
- Watch a play
Important Ways to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
- Get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. Find a vaccine.
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
- Stay 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
- Test to prevent spread to others.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.