Public area means an area that people can go to and be at. So yes being around people will expose you to more chances you could catch the virus. Being outside away from the public is not that bad per say as the air and exposure to light is beneficial to the person both physically and mentally. After getting my head shaved by the barber, our drill Sargent sat us down in tbe barracks and started teaching us ranks. I knew all of the Officers ranks because I had always been around them… those were the fun guys that used to come over to my parent’s house.
My daughter is planning to get married. She came to me to ask me to do something on her wedding day that made me cry. She ask me if I was willing to renew our vows before her wedding. Her reason was that my brother never got to go to my wedding because he was no contact with me (I was very cruel to him as teenager). We have since reconnected. Plus she wanted me to ask him if he would walk me down the aisle (Both our parents have passed). I broke down crying that I raised such a loving and caring daughter.