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.
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.