Summer may be winding down, but the season’s not over yet. Utilize these coronavirus (COVID-19) summer safety tips to protect your health while enjoying your favorite warm-weather pastimes.

Farmers markets

Always make sure to wear a mask and practice social distancing when at a farmers market. If the booths and lines aren’t setup in a way that allows for adequate social distancing, find a different market that is properly setup for the safety of the public.

Road trips and camping

Best practices for road trips and camping this summer is to only travel and stay in a confined space with those you live with, as this is simply taking your household to another location. If you are traveling with someone who is not in your household, open the windows, wear a mask and space yourself out as much as possible.


If the room, linens and surfaces are properly cleaned, staying in a hotel, condo or other lodging is a moderate risk. To keep your risk moderate, stay distanced from others at the hotel and wear a mask when in areas outside of your room or space. If possible, call ahead and ask for a room or rental place that has not been stayed in recently, as the virus can live up to 72 hours on certain surfaces.

Barbecues and parties

These types of gatherings are high risk and should be avoided if possible. They usually involve many people in one area that doesn’t allow for proper distancing. If you do go to an event like this, always make sure to wear a mask when possible and stay at least six feet away from others.


As of right now, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted through water. The risk at pools and lakes then comes from the people you interact with. Avoid public indoor locker rooms, showers and bathrooms, as they can be high traffic areas and don’t allow for proper ventilation. When at a pool or lake, stay six feet apart from others not in your household and wipe down any surfaces that others may use, such as chairs, tables and umbrellas.


These areas pose risks from the surfaces and the interactions with other children. If you choose to take your child to a playground, make sure they wear a mask if they are over 2 years old, stay away from other children and use hand sanitizer often.


Source: The Washington Post