Outdoor activities ranked from safest to least safe, says CDC – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana weather


by: Dr Mary Gillis, D.Ed.

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Spring is finally here and some health experts say the worst of the pandemic is almost behind us. As a result, mask mandates continue to rise, giving us more freedom to safely do the things we love and miss.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has compiled a list of common seasonal activities. Some, according to the organization, can be used safely without a mask – if a person is fully vaccinated, that is.

But if they are not vaccinated, these activities could carry a risk of infection.

The following is a breakdown of outdoor activities ranked from safest to least safe, courtesy of the CDC.

Keep in mind that two weeks must pass after the required COVID-19 vaccine dose for a person to be considered fully immune.

Safe activities if fully vaccinated (no mask required)

  • Walk, run, ride a wheelchair, or cycle outdoors with members of your household
  • Attend a small gathering with your fully immunized family and friends
  • Attend a small outdoor gathering with fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people
  • Dine at an outdoor restaurant with friends from multiple households
  • Attend a crowded outdoor event (live show, parade, sporting event)

Safe activities if not vaccinated (no mask required)

  • Walk, run, ride a wheelchair, or cycle outdoors with members of your household
  • Attend a small gathering with your fully immunized family and friends

Safe activities if not vaccinated (mask recommended)

  • Attend a small outdoor gathering with fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people

Less safe activities if unvaccinated (mask recommended)

  • Dine at an outdoor restaurant with friends from multiple households

Less safe activities if not vaccinated (mask recommended)

  • Attend a crowded outdoor event (live show, parade, sporting event)