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This spring, many residents are engaging in outdoor activities during these times as physical activity can provide immediate mental and physical benefits. Going for a walk, run, or bike ride in your neighborhood can be a good way to be active, as long as you can safely maintain distance between yourself and other active neighbors. If you decide to go to a nearby park or community space, first check for closures or restrictions. Then consider the number of other people who might be there and if you’d be able to ensure enough space — at least 6 feet — between yourself and others.
Be sure to follow these tips while outdoors:
As the weather begins to get warmer, it is important to remember that social distancing guidelines are still in place. If you can distance yourself from others outside — and it’s allowed under local guidance — take a walk, run, or bike ride in a quiet neighborhood, or hike on a trail away from others to relieve some stress and enjoy the great outdoors. Click here to read more on how to stay active during these times, or read up on the DCNR’s recommendations for outdoor activities.