You’ve probably noticed that when you go out for a walk there are a lot more people around. I’ve noticed. And my beagles have definitely noticed. The question we all have is whether that behavior is safe. “A stir-crazy nation wonders: Is it safe to stroll on the beach in a deadly pandemic? How about a picnic in the park? Or coffee with a friend at an outdoor table? The risk is in the details.” NYT: What We Know About Your Chances of Catching the Virus Outdoors.

+ WaPo: Wondering what’s safe as states start to reopen? Here’s what some public health experts say. Long story short: Outdoors is better. Distance is important. Less time is better than more time. And wear a mask. You wear a mask to protect others. Not wearing a mask doesn’t make you tough, macho, or brave. It makes you an asshole. (That last part is from me, not the experts, but I feel confident they’d agree.)