Know your risk during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jul. 15, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE.

Plymouth Michigan News

The Texas Medical Association has assembled a risk chart to keep people informed. Physicians from the TMA COVID-19 Task Force and the TMA Committee on Infectious Diseases in Austin Texas ranked the risk factors on a scale of 1 to 10.


Rank by severity


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 at 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, or day care
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 when 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
Attending a large music concert
9 Going to a sports stadium
9 Attending a religious service with 500+ worshipers
9 Going to a bar


Key:  1 & 2 LOW RISK


          3 & 4 LOW-MODERATE RISK


          5 & 6   MODERATE RISK


          7 MODERATE HIGH


          8 & 9  HIGH


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