Serving the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire of Georgia and South Carolina.
Due to the increased number of cases of COVID-19, we are limiting visitors to our offices and requesting that adult patients come to their appointments alone. Exceptions will be made if assistance or a caregiver is needed. For pediatric patients, please limit to one parent or caregiver, exceptions considered.
If you have any symptoms for COVID-19, do not schedule online. Please call your doctor's office for booking an appointment and before arriving for an in-office visit.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Many of us are questioning the safety and how our usual day-to-day have been impacted by the coronavirus. Since so much around us has changed, it’s unclear what we can and can’t do, along with what’s safe and what’s not safe.
One of the most popular questions circling is can I still go outside? Is it safe to go outside to exercise or am I at a higher risk of catching the coronavirus?
The experts at SouthCoast Health are here to answer that question!
The good news is the answer to this question is yes! You can still go outside and enjoy the fresh air, as long as you follow safety guidelines. In fact, many health experts recommend it! Going outside means you’re getting a break from being stuck in quarantine and soaking in some much-needed vitamin D.
But, if you do plan to go outside, make sure to follow these safety tips:
Since the coronavirus is spread through droplets made through actions such as coughing or sneezing, it’s best to still wear a mask if you plan to go outside. This will protect you from those droplets.
In the same vein of thought, it’s best to keep up social distancing measures. Still plan to keep about six feet away from everyone around you. The good news is that it’s easier to do this while exploring outside versus being stuck in close corridors inside.
If you are in the high-risk category, unfortunately for you it is best to stay indoors still, unless you plan to sit outside or walk around in your own yard where you know no one else will enter.
The final conscious is: yes! It’s safe to go outside during the coronavirus pandemic. Make sure to follow our guidelines above and keep these tips at the top of mind.
Any more questions about the coronavirus pandemic? The experts at SouthCoast Health are here to help! Click here to schedule an appointment with us or give us a call at 912-691-3600.
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