Amid the COVID-19 pandemic it has been recommended that people isolate themselves from others. Here are some tips to help you enjoy outdoor activities responsibly during COVID-19.
1. Follow the CDC guidelines even when you are out and about, even if you are in the outdoors. Avoid heavily populated areas, practice social distancing if you encounter other people, and bring some hand sanitizer as water and soap may not be readily available.
2. Have a plan! National parks may be more crowded at this time so consider having a couple of options to allow yourself and your loved ones to enjoy the outdoors without much of an issue. Consider other areas that you would like to explore. Seek alternatives and be ready to change your plans at any time should you experience larger crowds than anticipated. At LVL, there is plenty of room to enjoy nature while practicing social distancing.
3. Keep your hands off! The more things you touch, the more you will be susceptible to germs and contagions. Limit the objects that you touch. Avoid high traffic areas such as door handles. If you cannot avoid it, make sure that you are washing your hands regularly, for 20-30 seconds with hot/warm water. In a pinch, use hand sanitizer.
4. Know before you go. It is important to check for closures before going out. Make sure that you are also aware of any special conditions of visiting your intended place. This also ties into making your plan and having alternatives. This way, you will be able to have a flawless trip outdoors. Just remember to stay updated on information about closures from trusted sources. At LVL you can view all social media avenues, and you can view our website for closures on the resort.
These tips will help you stay safe while practicing social distancing in the outdoors. The key is to stay isolated from others while still being able to take a hike, go fishing, etc. If we all do our parts, we can eliminate the spread of COVID-19.
If you are in doubt and are unsure about going out, stay home. If you are sick or don’t feel well, stay home. Together we can all do our parts!