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Ask questions like, "Who have you been in contact with"? "Have you personally been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID"?
[In terms of minimizing exposure, Dr. Alkharouf said families should consider activities based on four risk factors: time, space, people, and place.
The longer you are in a location or doing an activity; the less space you have to socially distance; the more people you are exposed to; and space an activity takes place in can all increase the risk of getting COVID-19, she said. https://425magazine.com/family-summer-covid19/]
Consider these items "must-haves" for anytime you leave the house.
Face Masks are being required in many cities, and are useful in slowing the spread of Coronavirus. Keeping these in your car or purse have proven to be extremely necessary.
Hand Sanitizer. When a hand washing station is unavailable, before touching your face, after being in public... Keeping hand sanitizer within an arms reach will prevent unwanted spread of germ from the hands to your face and mouth.
Consider that sharing food and drinks is a risk when trying to slow the spread of COVID-19. Pre-packaging your celebratory eats ahead of time will help eliminate potential spread of germs. Using disposable dish ware is also recommended.
With the current quarantine and social distancing practices in place, families and friends have gotten creative with their idea of "socializing" or "celebrating".
Tennis, swimming, hiking, biking and more are all activities that can be enjoyed while social distancing. Consider hosting an event where the main activity is something physically active the everyone can participate in 'together' while socially distancing.
Being responsible with alcohol consumption may be helpful in the fight to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Not only is judgement impaired which may lead to disregard of some social distancing practices, but it may lower your immune system, leaving you at a higher risk of contracting the virus.
“Drinking causes inflammation and it reduces the ability of your immune system to fight off viruses and bacteria and all of the things that make people sick,” said Leonard, a professor of psychiatry in the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.