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Your COVID-19 risk guide

Note: This article was last updated in July 2020. For the latest updates on COVID-19, see

What are the safest activities you can do during COVID-19? And are some places riskier to visit than others?

We spoke with Piedmont Infection Prevention Director Jenay Beshears to find out. She ranked some common activities by safety level, though she points out that many factors can influence safety. 

For example, a store may be safer if everyone is wearing masks. And no matter where you are, you should practice social distancing when seeing people who don't live with you. 

Beshears points to the 3 W's to guide your choices: Wear a mask, watch your distance and wash your hands. 

COVID-19 risk level graphic

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