Fresh air and exercise are important for your physical and mental health. Consider biking, walking or jogging, but avoid doing group activities. Taking your children or dogs for a walk around the block is safe in less dense areas. Stay 6 feet away from neighbors or others in public areas. Visiting crowded parks is not recommended and no one should use playground equipment, it is prohibited because the virus can live on surfaces and be transmitted.
In places where there are no restrictions on the use of local parks, trails, and open spaces, we encourage these recommendations:
- Refrain from using parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.
- Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during the use of parks or trails.
- Prepare for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains.
- While on trails, warn other users of your presence and as you pass, and step aside to let others pass.