July 2, 2020  

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Resuming Summertime Activities

As communities and businesses are reopening, you may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it is important to understand potential risks and how to adopt different types of prevention measures to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: In settings like July 4th celebrations, beaches and pools, and busy restaurants where it is difficult to practice social distancing (keeping at least 6 feet apart from other people), your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19 increases. Learn what you can do to lessen the risk of exposure.

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  • Stay home if sick.
  • Practice everyday preventive actions like washing hands often, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Wear cloth face coverings  whenever you are less than 6 feet apart from other people or are indoors. Children under the age of 2 should not wear cloth face coverings. 
  • Before you go, find out what preventative measures the venue has put in place to protect the public. 

For more information on ways to reduce risk this summer while considering activities outside of the home, including the Fourth of July weekend, watch Your COVID-19 Questions Answered: Daily Life, Social Interaction, Returning to Work, and More

Small and Mass Gatherings

Are you trying to decide whether to go to that picnic, family cookout, or fireworks show? CDC has developed recommended actions for preventing the spread of COVID-19 at mass gatherings and large community events. This guidance suggests strategies to help you plan for and practice ways to better protect yourself and your community.

Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. People may visit parks, trails, and open spaces as a way to relieve stress, get some fresh air, and stay active. While these facilities and areas can offer health benefits, it is important that you take steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.


COVID-19 cases and deaths have been reported in all 50 states, and the situation is constantly changing. Because travel increases your chances of getting infected and spreading COVID-19, staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

If you expect to travel abroad or domestically this summer, learn how you can take steps to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and make informed travel decisions.

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