Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19 When Visiting the Park

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, some fresh air, and vitamin D, stay active, and safely connect with others.

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

Do:

  • Visit parks that are close to your home.  Traveling long distances to visit a park may contribute to the spread of COVID-19.
  • Prepare before you visit – is the park open, as well as bathroom facilities.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others (“social Distancing”) and take other steps to prevent COVID-19.
  • Bring hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Do Not:

  • Visits parks if you are sick or were recently exposed (within 14 days) to COVID-19
  • Visit crowded parks where you cannot stay at least 6 feet away from others at all times.
  • Use playgrounds – The virus can spread when young children touch contaminated equipment and then touch their hands to their eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Participate in organized activities or sports – In general, most organized activities such as basketball and baseball, involve athletes who are not from the same household to be in close proximity, which increases their potential for exposure to COVID-10.

Please remember to use “social distancing” when you visit the Claysburg Area Community Park. Especially, at the basketball court and pavilions.