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How to stay safe

Staying safe outdoors

Not everyone who has COVID-19 shows symptoms. That’s why it’s important to do these things every time you leave the house:

  • Wear a face covering.

  • Wash your hands often.

  • Keep 6 feet apart from other people.

This is how we help protect each other. It helps keep the virus from spreading to people who are more at risk — like older adults, those who are pregnant, and anyone who has existing health issues.

Stay safe in parks and outdoor spaces
Getting outside is great for your health. Just make sure you know the latest updates and guidelines before you go.

  • Have a backup plan in case you get there and it’s crowded.

  • Bring your own food, water and supplies, including hand sanitizer and face coverings.

  • Public bathrooms may be closed, so choose a place close to home.

  • Try not to stop on the way so you don’t put smaller communities at risk.

  • Stay 6 feet apart when you’re in parking areas or hiking.

  • Take everything you brought back home with you. This means your trash and recyclables, like water bottles and wrappers.

  • Choose lower-risk activities. Law enforcement, search and rescue, and hospitals are helping lots of people due to COVID-19.

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