People have been forced into lockdowns that may not be good for their health. The health benefits of being outside are well documented. Time spent outdoors increases Vitamin D, decreases anxiety, and boosts immunity.
Additionally we know from many studies that COVID-19 is not transmitted easily outdoors. Sunlight is a natural disinfectant. Simulated summer sunlight kills 90% of the coronavirus particles in aerosols within six minutes, according to a June 11 study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Renowned Mayo Clinic recently published a article encouraging Americans to get outside. They even listed farmers markets and similar activities as low risk, stating: “When you’re outside, fresh air is constantly moving, dispersing these droplets. So, you’re less likely to breathe in enough of the respiratory droplets containing the virus that causes COVID-19 to become infected. Being outside offers other benefits, too. It offers an emotional boost and can help you feel less tense, stressed, angry or depressed.”