COVID-19: Outside vs. Inside and AsymptomaticSeptember 03, 2020
Throughout COVID-19, we’ve been lucky to be able to work with Dr. Jay Fathi to stay safe. Dr. Jay is a Consulting Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. We’re so grateful for his expertise!
We met with him recently to talk about mask protocol indoors vs. outdoors and what it means to be asymptomatic—and how that should affect the way we go about in today’s world.
Indoors vs. Outdoors
Why is it riskier to be indoors? The virus is transmitted through the air. If you’re in an enclosed space with someone for a long period of time, there is a much higher likelihood that the virus can be transmitted. When you’re outside, the risk isn’t zero, but it’s significantly less.
We always wear our masks inside when sharing space with others. We also wear our masks outside, but we are able to remove our masks only if we’re more than 6’ apart.
It is possible to have the virus but not know it—and not have any symptoms. Many people have tested positive for the virus without experiencing any symptoms or discomfort.
With that in mind, it’s important to assume that everyone you come into contact with may have the virus. That’s why it’s so important to wear masks. Wearing masks not only protects you from contracting the virus, but it also protects others. Wearing masks is a sign of caring, so do your part to help prevent the spread!
True Blue Response to COVID
We are continually reevaluating our current protocol and taking steps to keep our residents and staff as safe as possible. If you’d like to discuss our protocol at any time, we are here to help. Let us know what questions you may have, and we’ll be more than happy to assist! Stay healthy and well, all, and be sure to catch us on Facebook for uplifting updates from our beautiful and loving residents and team.
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