AUSTIN, Texas - A group of medical experts and leaders have assigned coronavirus risk levels to various activities.
The Texas Medical Association told FOX 35 that a task force of about 14 physicians who are experts and leaders in medicine have determined the risk level of various activities, ranked from 1 through 10. Download the here (PDF).
The task force broke down the following activities into the following groups:
LOW-RISK ACTIVITIES (1-2):
- Opening the mail
- Getting restaurant takeout
- Pumping gasoline
- Playing tennis
- Going camping
LOW-MODERATE RISK (3-4):
- Grocery shopping
- Going for walk, run, or bike ride with others
- Playing golf
- Staying at a hotel for two nights
- Sitting in a doctor's waiting room
- Going to a library or museum
- Eating in a restaurant (outside)
- Walking in a busy downtown
- Spending an hour at a playground
MODERATE RISK (5-6):
- Having dinner at someone else's house
- Attending a backyard barbecue
- Going to a beach
- Shopping at a mall
- Sending kids to school, camp, or daycare
- Working a week in an office building
- Swimming in a public pool
- Visiting an elderly relative or friend in their homem
- Going to a hair salon or barbershop
- Eating in a restaurant (inside)
- Attending a wedding or funeral
- Traveling by plane
- Playing basketball
- Playing football
- Hugging or shaking hands when greeting a friend
- Eating at a buffet
- Working out at a gym
- Going to an amusement park
- Going to a movie theater
- Attending a large music concert
- Going to a sports stadium
- Attending a religious service with 500+ worshippers
- Going to a bar
Phase two of Florida's reopening is ongoing. The following is in effect:
- Restaurants can now allow bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing.
- Retail stores can now operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols.
- Gyms can now operate at full capacity as well with appropriate social distancing and frequent sanitization.
- Entertainment businesses, like movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades, can operate at 50 percent with appropriate social distancing and sanitization protocols.
- Personal services businesses, including but not limited to tattoo parlors, acupuncture establishments, tanning salons, and massage establishments, may operate with guidance from the Florida Department of Health.
- Pari-mutuel betting facilities can submit a request to reopen to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The request must include an endorsement from their county mayor or county administrator if there is no mayor.
Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach -- which are the counties that got hit the heaviest by coronavirus in Florida -- will remain in phase one for the time being. When ready, they can seek approval from their county mayor or county administrator to enter phase two.
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