Can you go into your backyard during the pandemic?

Published: 27 May, 2020 | Last updated: 27 May, 2020 3:50 pm

From The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Jonathan Lai

Yes, experts said, it’s perfectly acceptable to go into your backyard or similar outdoor area. Just make sure you follow some basic precautions.

The key is to maintain physical distance from others and minimize exposure to the coronavirus. So a private space can be a great, safe way to reap the benefits of being outside.

Think about the environment and what you’ll be doing. Maybe an enclosed backyard where you’re not right next to your neighbor is fine, but gardening at the edge of your front yard would put you right next to people walking by on the sidewalk. If you’re sitting in your backyard just a few feet away from your neighbors sitting in their backyard, you should probably move over a little bit, or pick a different time to go outside.

Read the full article: Can you go into your backyard during the coronavirus pandemic? Yes. (Just do it safely.)

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