As the summer heat intensifies, follow these 5 outdoor safety tips

Splashing around in the water, whether at a pool or an ocean shore, is just plain fun. However, not taking the proper safety precautions can lead to tragedy.

Splashing around in the water, whether at a pool or an ocean shore, is just plain fun. However, not taking the proper safety precautions can lead to tragedy. | stock.adobe.com

Following some simple advice can increase the odds you’ll get through the season without so much as a sunburn.

As the days get longer and the temperature rises, summer is an ideal time to enjoy outdoor activities. Following some simple advice can increase the odds you’ll surf through the season without so much as a sunburn.

Mind the latest pandemic rules

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its mask guidance, permitting fully vaccinated people to go maskless in most settings and to stop physical distancing unless required by other laws, rules and regulations, or workplace guidance.

“The risk for vaccinated people gathering with other vaccinated people is extremely low,” said Dr. Michael R. Sayre, a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.

“If you’re going to a gigantic outdoor concert, different rules apply, because you just don’t know the other people, and whether they’re actually vaccinated or not,” said Sayre, who also the Seattle Fire Department’s medical director.

As for that summer vacation? The CDC now says fully vaccinated people may travel within the United States, although wearing a mask is still required on planes, trains and other forms of public transportation.

Avoid food poisoning

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When dining outdoors, make sure your food is cooked properly, and refrigerate perishables within two hours of serving.

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