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.

Going to the Park

Getting outdoors is one of the best ways to improve your mental health. Transmission is said to be less likely in open, outdoor spaces, so visit your local park when you can. Go during off hours and practice social distancing. Don't use the public bathrooms or water fountains and bring any personal supplies you'll need.

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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