Tips to stay safe when going out

Posted at 5:32 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 19:33:35-04

BOISE, Idaho — By now, all 50 states have reopened to some degree, and while experts are warning moving too fast could accelerate the COVID-19 pandemic, many are wondering if it is even safe to visit businesses. It is good to remember to wear a mask, frequently wash or sanitize your hands and any surface you touch and stay six feet apart from others.

A few other tips include not going out like a normal day. Avoid going from place to place and limit your outings to one business. If you want to eat in a restaurant, try and eat outside as the virus circulates more in enclosed spaces. Make sure to keep six feet from other tables and wash your hands before and after eating.

When heading to a beach or park, read up on the current guidelines and restrictions. Some places will only let you be there if you keep moving. If it is crowded when you arrive, find someplace else to relax.

If you are headed to the gym, make sure you are far away from others. Wipe down every machine or piece of equipment before and after you use it. And if you are feeling like going to a hair or nail salon, read their safety protocols first to ensure they are taking every step to eliminate risks.