Tired of Self-Quarantine? Go outside

With new cases of COVID-19 being reported every day, most people assume that their only course of action is to stay home and not go outside.

However, Mark Wyatt, executive director of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, says going outside to get some exercise is just the activity we need.

“This virus is spread from person to person so if you’re within the social distancing parameters, being outside is not a problem,” Wyatt says. “You can go outside and exercise and walk and ride your bike and still be very safe from transmission or receiving the virus.”

While several states and metro areas elsewhere have issued “shelter in place” orders, Iowans are under no such order.

As long as social distancing and hygiene parameters are maintained, going outside should be perfectly safe.