7 Common Places You Should Definitely Avoid Even If They’re Open

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3. Nail salons

Ladies, you’re at high risk of infection when visiting nail salons! As a matter of fact, California governor Gavin Newsom recently identified nail salons as the source of coronavirus outbreaks in the state and labeled them “high-risk” businesses. So, you’re better off without that expensive manicure, even if it’s allowed in your state.

Also, note that masks and gloves won’t do magic in beauty salons if a safe distance can’t be maintained. Plus, cuticle clippings and other common nail treatments can potentially draw blood, which may potentially transmit the coronavirus.


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4. Gyms

You’ve probably heard over the years that gyms are breeding grounds for germs—including airborne respiratory viruses like COVID-19. Even if you do your best to wipe down a machine before and after using it, you’re in the minority. According to a survey from Treadmill Reviews of more than 1,000 gym-goers, 31 percent said they don’t wipe down their machines regularly.

“If you touch a surface where someone has sneezed, like a gym bench, and then rub your eye with your pinky finger, the virus could spread,” John Zurlo, MD, Jefferson Health’s division director of infectious disease, told MedicalXpress.com.

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3 thoughts on “7 Common Places You Should Definitely Avoid Even If They’re Open”

  1. I have talked to Hundreds of people who also are very confused about the Hot-Spots of catching Covid-19. I think by statistics of people catching it and people dying from it they don’t warrant shut downs of our entire societies establishments. Yes, this is a serious pandemic but wouldn’t it be more wise to educate the elderly who are at the highest risk and their families of proper precautions. I myself am a senior and choose not to go out in public as a precautionary measure not to catch the disease at this time. If and when I do go out in Public, I wear a mask and stay in open areas. But when I read about 7 ways most common to transmitting the virus…then how is it we don’t have millions more people catching this virus. I understand that some people are asymptomatic and some just get slightly ill. Again… do we shut down the entire country…Or do we educate them and our seniors and people with compromised immune systems. Still is very frustrating for many Americans trying to understand this disease from the information we receive from our media outlets

  2. I was going to ask about bowling alleys and see it is #3 on the list. Our league is due to begin its season on 10-14. I was hesitating to begin as I was told “not necessary to wear masks” and now I really won’t bowl. Thank you for listing these places. Stay safe and Be Smart.

  3. I’ve been a lap swimmer for over 30 years & have missed it terribly since March. One of the local pools (YWCO) has opened their indoor pool, which has something like 8 lanes which get divided in. half with one swimmer on each side of the lane, The showers & locker room are off-limits; you get out of the pool & leave (in you wet bathing suit) directly to th parking lot.

    Does that sound high-risk to you? I’m a 66 year old woman in otherwise very good health. The lanes will be limited to two swimmers (one on each side of the lane) with no apparent possibility to come into contact with others. What do you think? I miss swimming like I’m missing an arm…I haven’t been swimming since February & I used to swim 3 or 4 times/week.