[PLUG-TALK] Men/geeks do your part

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Mon Jul 20 05:57:33 PDT 2020


On Sun, 19 Jul 2020, John Jason Jordan wrote:

> There is a sidewalk in front of my house on which someone walks by about
> once an hour. My front porch is about 30 feet back from the sidewalk. I
> sometimes sit on my front porch to read or just watch the world. So far I
> have not bothered with a mask on my front porch. Am I one of the males
> classed as stupid? How far away do you have to be to make mask usage
> unnecessary?

John,

There is no single answer. Wind direction and speed control where suspended
particles go, how quickly they travel, and when they fall out of suspension.
It's a fluid dynamics question.

My opinion is that wearing a mask while you're sitting on your porch is
sufficient protection because every other factor is beyond your control.

The oregonlive.com web site has (or had) a map of the ZIP codes with the
highest infection instances. That information will give you a better idea of
your risks.

Stay well and continue healing,

Rich


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