COVID-19 Update June 21st

At MFM we continue to screen for symptoms of COVID-19 and we are not seeing patients in the office with risks of the virus.  We are practicing CDC and medical recommendations to prevent risk of exposure.  Masks are mandatory, we check temperatures and ask patients to wash their hands prior to entering the office.   

June 21, 2020 - 0930 - Gary Thompson, MD

Risk level for infection from COVID 19

From hair salons to gyms, experts rank 36 activities by coronavirus risk level

Four Michigan public health experts assess the risk various activities pose to spreading coronavirus.  Dr. Matthew Sims, Beaumont Health director of infectious disease research, Dr. Dennis Cunningham, McLaren Health Care medical director for infection prevention, Dr. Mimi Emig, retired infectious disease specialist with Spectrum Health, Dr. Nasir Husain, Henry Ford Macomb medical director for infection prevention.

The list, below, assigns a score for activities from 1 to 10, with a 10 being the riskiest and a 1 being the least risky. The score is an average of scores given by the health experts, rounded to the nearest whole number.

Risk Level:

9 - Bars

8 - Buffets, Sports stadiums, Gyms, Amusement parks, Churches

7 - Basketball, Public pools

6 - Casinos, Restaurants - indoor seating, Playgrounds, Hair salons - barber shops, Pontoon boat rides, Movie theaters

5 - Dinner parties at a house - indoors, Airplanes, Backyard BBQ's, Malls, Beaches, Bowling

4 - Dentist's offices, Walking in a busy downtown, Offices, Doctor's waiting rooms, Eating outside at a restaurant

3 - Getting groceries, Camping, Hotels, Golfing, Museums, Libraries

2 - Going for a run - walk - or ride with others, Getting fuel

1 - Getting takeout from a restaurant, Playing tennis