Quoted from PinballManiac40:
I don't see how it is any more dangerous going to a restaurant, going to work or school, going to the grocery store or home improvement store, or even to get gas for your vehicle. Everywhere you go, you will be touching something that someone else has. Anyhow, there is a Covid thread for this already to make your thoughts known.
I don't go "into" restaurants, haven't since the pandemic started. At work I have to wear a mask at all times I'm not sitting in my cubical (and our office hasn't had a single case). Home improvement stores are pretty spread out, it's not hard to keep a 6 foot distance (and again I wear a mask at all times). Every stop I make, even if it's for gas, I immediately grab hand sanitizer out of my door and clean my hands.
I know that might sound like extreme, but I REALLY don't want to get covid. Even if you survive, having a tube shoved down my throat for a week connected to a ventilator doesn't sound like fun. And if I get it, my wife gets it, which means then I have to figure out who to take care of our dogs while we're both in the hospital. And then there's the after effects of covid, everything from lung damage to brain damage. Then we both have to tell our jobs "Welp, looks like we both have to take 2 weeks off while we self isolate, guess someone else has to pickup the slack for us".
I mean I suppose I could be diligent about either not touching my face while I'm playing pinball on location, or cleaning my hands after every ball.. but I know how complacent I can get while playing (especially when you have games at home and don't think twice about playing them normally as if there isn't a pandemic because only you play them).