We asked Lehigh Valley health experts to rank activities from low to high risk for COVID-19 exposure, with the idea that face masks, hand washing and social distancing were a constant.

Doctors say the highest risk still relates to large gatherings like bars, beaches, parties and concerts.

"Where you have to shout to be heard is going to be risky because people will often take the mask off because they can't be heard," said Dr. Luther Rhodes with Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Rhodes also places locker rooms in the high risk category. But he says gyms that space out equipment are a moderate risk. Also moderate, visiting indoor businesses like grocery stores, salons and travel like road trips.

He says while staying in a hotel is also moderate, traveling via car or recreational vehicle can reduce risk.

When it comes to low-risk exposure, Rhodes says a doctor's is at the top of the list.

"We spent a tremendous amount of time and effort and energy into making sure that the environment whether it's a doctors office or the hospital is safe," said Rhodes.

Also low risk are camping, take out dining and even pumping gas.

"The overall risk is also contingent upon the prevalence within a community. Fortunately for the Lehigh Valley we are not in a hot zone area," said Dr. Jeffrey Jahre with St. Luke's University Health Network.

Jahre says while dinner at a friend's house may seem low risk, it depends on the choices your friends make to protect themselves.

"Close contact with an individual where neither person is wearing a mask and over a prolonged period of time is actually going to be much more risky than passing contact," said Jahre.

Bottom line, doctors say each person should decide the level or risk they're willing to take and make sure they are on the same page with those in close contact.

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