5 factors to help you gauge where COVID-19 risk is highest

The more risk factors, the higher your chance of exposure.

Published: November, 2020

Your local gym, the take-out joint, the gas station or grocery store, your doctor's office, your grandchild's playground: among the public areas you visit most, which ones pose the biggest risks for exposure to COVID-19?

For advice, we turned to Joseph Allen, associate professor of exposure assessment science and director of the Healthy Buildings Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He suggests considering the following five risk factors.

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