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Consider COVID-19 risk before choosing summer activities

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Now that Ohio is open, people have a lot of choices when deciding how to return to normal activities. Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) guides businesses and organizations to follow best practices to protect customers and clients from COVID-19. Do your part and consider COVID-19 risk before choosing summer activities.
When deciding on a summer activity, consider three factors that affect your risk for COVID-19: place, people, and time. These factors work together to make it more or less likely that you’ll get COVID-19. To reduce your risk, consider...

  • Place or space: Choose activities that happen in spacious places, especially outdoors.
  • People: Choose activities with less people, from fewer households.
  • Time: Spend less time in one place to reduce your risk.

“There is no such thing as ‘zero risk’ of COVID-19,” explains David Covell, MPH, RS, health commissioner at LCPH. “It’s so important to protect yourself in the same ways you have since the beginning of the pandemic - wash your hands, stay 6 feet away from others, wear a face covering in public, and stay home when you’re sick.”

Everyone is at risk for getting COVID-19, yet certain groups have a higher risk of getting really sick from COVID-19. People 65 years and older and people with certain medical conditions are more likely to get very sick. If you fall into one of these categories, take extra steps to protect yourself.