Tips on keeping safe as you are out on trails and greenways

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We hope this post fines you well and healthy!  Hope you are getting outside on Greensboro’s great trails and greenways and enjoying this spring weather while social distancing!  Here are some tips for staying safe during the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to trails — wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use trails if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.
  • Do not visit trails/parks if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been recently exposed to the virus and do not have symptoms (within 14 days).
  • Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike.
  • Use parks/trails near your home instead of traveling and avoided parks that are crowded and the six feet rule cannot apply.
  • Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell or horn.
  • Note that trail and park users may find public restrooms closed — be prepared before you leave and time outings so that you are not dependent on public restrooms.
  • Bring water or drinks — public drinking fountains may be disabled and should not be used, even if operable.

The CDC has other recommendations for using parks and recreational facilities here.

Click here to find trails and parks near your home.  And find out here which sections of the Downtown Greenway are open and closest to your home.

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