April 13, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines for visiting parks and recreational facilities during the time that we are fighting the coronavirus. The information on their website states:
Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. In many areas, people can visit parks, trails, and open spaces as a way to relieve stress, get some fresh air and vitamin D, stay active, and safely connect with others.
Know Before You Go: While these facilities and areas can offer health benefits, it is important that you follow the steps below to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Visit parks that are close to your home
Prepare before you visit
Stay at least 6 feet away from others (“social distancing”) and take other steps to prevent COVID-19
Play it safe around and in swimming pools. Keep space between yourself and others
Visit parks if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19
Visit crowded parks
Use hot tubs, spas, water playgrounds, or water parks
Participate in organized activities or sports
For more information, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/parks-rec/visitors.html?deliveryName=USCDC_2067-DM25771