Doing fall activities safely

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Fall has finally arrived. That means hayrides, pumpkin patches and Halloween festivities are back, but are they safe to attend this year?

The delta variant is highly transmissible, so if you don’t feel comfortable being in big crowds with strangers, then it’s probably best to just stay home.

However, most fall activities tend to be outdoors and people can space out, so that can help limit the spread of the virus.

"Especially with the surge of the delta variant these past several months, I think anything we do right now we have to be cautious and careful, because now there is more risk involved in any activity that we do now around other people than there was just two months ago," said Dr. Joseph Khabbaza with Cleveland Clinic.

Remember to also wear a mask and bring hand sanitizer with you.

Another tip: check the infection and vaccination rates for that specific area.