Social Distancing and Other Safe Practices During the Covid Pandemic

Simple Rules to Help Everyone Stay Safe

  • Stay close to home.  Driving to distant sites increases the likelihood of spreading the disease.
  • Avoid high use areas or go at off times.
  • If the parking lot is full, visit a different location. For visitor safety and the safety of others, do not park on roadsides and only park in designated parking areas.
  • Keep a 6 foot distance between you and other hikers (except those in your household)
  • Alert others as you pass or step to the side to let other hikers pass.
  • If you are not feeling well, stay home.
  • Do not expect to use any bathroom or other facilities.
  • Do not share equipment except with members of your household.
  • Do not sign registers unless you use your own pen or sanitize your hands immediately afterwards. Backcountry hikers should be sure that they are prepared to register.
  • Do not share rides except with members of your household.
  • Leash your dogs and practice social distancing rules with them. There are reports that dogs and cats can get Covid-19 and transmit it to other members of their species.  Whether they can transmit it to humans in unknown at this time. It is known that they can get the virus from humans.
  • Practice tick prevention and check for ticks after your outing at all times. Tick borne diseases are always possible and can cause serious illness.

We are so grateful to all first responders, health care workers, grocery store, pharmacy workers and all other essential workers who are doing so much to keep us well and safe and fed throughout this difficult time.

Please show your appreciation by maintaining a six foot distance from others while shopping and by wearing a mask to help prevent the spread of the virus. The virus can be transmitted days before symptoms appear, as well as by asymptomatic people carrying the virus.

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