3 Pandemic Activities You Don’t Have to Be Afraid Of

Americans have been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic for about a year now — quarantining, social distancing and wearing masks. But there's still a lot of misinformation out there about what's safe and what will put you at risk. Instead of giving in to the hype, focus on what truly keeps you from getting sick. Here are three activities you don't have to be afraid of doing during the pandemic.


Bringing Home Groceries

Early in the pandemic, a lot of us were disinfecting all of our groceries, thinking that because the virus can survive on surfaces for short period of time, maybe we'd get infected by touching our groceries. But now we know a lot more about how COVID-19 spreads, and it is primarily from person-to-person through droplets in the air. The risk from getting it through surfaces — including groceries — is small. The FDA says there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with COVID-19 transmission.

Now that borders are opening and cities around the country are welcoming back tourists, many attractions (restaurants, theaters, concerts, museums) will require you to show your COVID-19 vaccination card.

Unfortunately, these cards can be as small as a Social Security card and just as fragile — so losing it will be pretty easy. But don't fret! Here's what to know if you've lost your card.

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