Should We Go Outside?


Bryant Newlon

With the coronavirus pandemic in effect, should we really be going outside? Or, should we be staying in our bedrooms, hiding away until this blows over. Of course, hiding in your bedroom is a very extreme case, but you should try to avoid going anywhere outside of your home as much as possible. The United States is the leading the world in cases of corona virus, having 706,309 confirmed cases.

The problem that is occurring is that people don’t know that they have the coronavirus, be it they are showing symptoms, or are just not convinced which is no excuse. With an issue such as this, people should stay inside, or maintain a distance of at least 6 feet apart, or even further if possible. You should also be wearing a mask when in public places, and preferably gloves as well. “I’m not in danger, so I don’t care” is not a valid reason either because there are more people in this world than just you. Yes, you may not be in danger, but if you transmit the virus to others who could be in danger then its a much bigger issue than before.

I personally have left my house, but have maintained at least 6 feet of distance between me and others because there are people that I don’t want to get the virus and I wish to protect. If you don’t want to do these things for yourself, then please do it for those around you, and be aware that not everyone is safe from having life threatening complications from the virus. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and don’t touch your face. Make sure to clean your phone screen as well because germs stay on your phone screen too.