Written by Nancy Lee, as part of her Social Marketing Sightings theme.

A resource on the Texas Medical Association’s website with information related to COVID-19, displayed a persuasive document to influence behaviors by listing, in order of risk 37 locations.


  1. Going to a bar
  2. Attending a service with 500+ worshipers
  3. Going to a Sports Stadium
  4. Attending a large music concert
  5. Going to a movie theater
  6. Going to an amusement park
  7. Working out at a gym
  8. Eating at a buffet


  1. Hugging or shaking hands when greeting a friend
  2. Playing football
  3. Playing basketball
  4. Traveling by plane
  5. Attending a wedding or funeral
  6. Eating inside a restaurant
  7. Going to a hair salon or barbershop


  1. Visiting an elderly relative or friend in their home
  2. Swimming in a public pool
  3. Working a week in an office building
  4. Sending kids to school, camp, or day care
  5. Shopping at a mall
  6. Going to a beach
  7. Attending a backyard barbecue
  8. Having dinner at someone else’s house


  1. Spending an hour at a playground
  2. Walking in a busy downtown
  3. Eating outside at a restaurant
  4. Going to a library or museum
  5. Sitting in a doctor’s waiting room
  6. Staying at a hotel for two nights
  7. Playing golf
  8. Going for a walk, run, or bike ride with others
  9. Grocery shopping


  1. Going camping
  2. Playing tennis
  3. Pumping gasoline
  4. Getting restaurant takeout
  5. Opening the mail

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