Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy during this stressful time. In many areas, people can still visit parks, trails, and open spaces as a way to relieve anxiety, get some fresh air and vitamin D, stay active and safely connect with others.
Below are the Centers for Disease Control’s national recommendations to follow when visiting parks and using trails. Additionally, Alaska recommends that you wear a face-covering outside when you are exerting yourself and passing by others.
Here is a quick list of do’s and don’ts to help you and your family stay safe.
- Visit trails, parks, and beaches that are close to your home.
- Remember to bring your face mask or covering.
- Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others and take other steps to prevent COVID-19 spread such as frequent hand washing and avoiding touching your face.
- Wear a mask or face covering while you pass others on the trail while walking or running.
- Have fun and appreciate our great Alaska outdoors!
- Visit parks if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19.
- Visit crowded parks.
- Run or walk together in groups without face coverings.
- Use playgrounds.
- Participate in organized activities or sports.
To learn more, visit cdc.gov