Home repairs during coronavirus pandemic – San Francisco Chronicle

Stuff happens, even during a pandemic: The washing machine breaks, the sink leaks, the stove goes cold. For months, you’ve been limiting houseguests. But this is different: You need a service technician. Having someone breach your safe space is not without risk, so it needs to be done carefully.

Six feet is the rule for safe distancing outdoors. Inside, because there’s not as much air flowing, it’s best to stay “as far away from that individual as you can get,” said infectious disease expert Dr. John Swartzberg, professor emeritus at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. “I would wear a mask so I wouldn’t infect the serviceperson, and I’d expect them to wear a mask, so they wouldn’t infect me.