Do you remember previously this year, when people made certain that the pandemic would end when the weather condition warmed up?
Well, funny story …
We are deep into June and the coronavirus is as strong as ever, so we asked cardiologists Marc Eisenberg and Chris Kelly, authors of Am I Dying?! about what individuals should know about their danger of contracting COVID-19 when they are out having a good time in the sun now that we understand the warmer weather will not “kill off” the coronavirus.
If you wish to go to with friends, an outdoor get-together is better (hopefully thats an easy modification to make, given that its summertime!). Having a picnic at the park or beach is great, but you ought to still keep at least 6 feet of range between all of your guests. Although you are not breathing recirculated air, you may still breathe in beads from others if you are communicating too carefully or (even worse) sharing a cold beverage. Obviously, you must be wearing a mask as much as possible anyhow (which you already knew). If you discover it too hot or uneasy to use a mask in the sun, you can take it off as long as you maintain that minimum range.
Theres the question of the danger presented by coronavirus in the water. We have not seen any evidence that the virus likes to swim, so as long as you are in a body of water that enables you to remain at least six feet far from others, you should be fine– just no wading pool, lap pools or jacuzzis with complete strangers. (That last one might be a good rule to live by even after the pandemic ends.).