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7 things you need to stay safe while going out and social distancing this summer

Stay safe and socially distant this summer.
Stay safe and socially distant this summer.

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As certain states and cities implement phases to open up select businesses, scenarios like going out to restaurants and getting hair cuts are becoming a reality again (although these things do pose a risk for infection without a vaccine available). People are also starting to go outside more. 

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise that staying home is still the safest place to be during the coronavirus pandemic and prevent the spread, choosing outdoor activities limits your risk of exposure compared to indoor gatherings, according to public heath experts. This is because the airborne particles can better disperse outside, reducing the chance of contraction, says Harvard Medical Center.

As you go out more, there are some extra precautions you can

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LiveReach Media Introduces Social Distancing Technology for Small Businesses, Retailers, Transportation Hubs, and Venues

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LiveReach Media (LRM) has released new updates to its motion analytics platform and digital signage software. Using easy-to-deploy sensors and sophisticated artificial intelligence, the LRM solution measures distances between humans in real-time and discerns customer demographic information. LRM’s digital signage software now comes pre-loaded with COVID-19 content and creatives so that venues can use their new or existing digital screens to communicate public health and safety reminders.

Pairing both technologies, LRM triggers content and creatives based on real-time data. For example, if customers are in overly close proximity to each other, digital signs can remind them to keep a safe distance. In addition, venue operators can receive customized text or email-based alerts to help monitor social distancing.

Grocery stores worldwide have begun piloting LRM’s technology to automate decision-making, including restricting customer entry based on in-store density. The LRM solution reduces expense and increases employee safety.

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This is a social distancing bicycle / Boing Boing

This is a social distancing bicycle / Boing Boing


Colin Furze modified his bicycle to maintain social distance on the road.


“I’m keeping 2m apart vertically,” he writes.


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Physical distancing rules lead to boom for Halifax bicycle shop

A bicycle shop in Halifax says business is booming as people look for ways to stay active and keep their distance from others amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cyclesmith saw a 42 per cent increase in sales in the first half of March compared to the year before.

“If we’ve been cooped up for two weeks in self-isolation, then we can get out for a bike ride and we get the fresh air and stuff, and we don’t have to be on top of each other,” said owner Andrew Feenstra. 

As of Tuesday, there are 147 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.

Cyclesmith has adopted a long list of changes to keep staff and customers safe.

Customers at Cyclesmith in Halifax have to ring a doorbell to be served at the store to make sure everyone respects physical distancing procedures. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

The front door is now locked, and customers

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