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Northeast Times | August 17, 2022

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Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities

Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities

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Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. In many areas, people can visit parks, trails, and open spaces as a way to relieve stress, get some fresh air and vitamin D, stay active, and safely connect with others.

Know Before You Go: While these facilities and areas can offer health benefits, it is important that you follow the steps below to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.


Visit parks that are close to your home

Prepare before you visit

Stay at least 6 feet away from others (“social distancing”) and take other steps to prevent COVID-19

Play it safe around and in swimming pools. Keep space between yourself and others


Visit parks if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19

Visit crowded parks

Use playgrounds

Use hot tubs, spas, water playgrounds, or water parks

Participate in organized activities or sports.