First and foremost, staying home equals staying safe. But fresh air, sunshine, and activity can make a world of difference during this time of “physical” isolation—for your mental and physical health.
There are things, however, that you MUST think about during this precautionary period—for your safety and the safety of others. Below find tips from Lauren Sauer, director of critical event preparedness and response at Johns Hopkins Medicine. See original article.
- If you have any COVID-19 symptoms at all, stay home.
- Walk in the least-populated places possible. Instead of walking in areas where groups of people tend to congregate (e.g., parks, beaches), walk in your own neighborhood or on trails. If a trail is too busy, skip it!
- “Look ahead” and pace yourself, so you can work out how to keep a 6-foot distance between yourselves and others.
- On narrow walkways, step off the path (keeping that 6 feet) and allow the other person to pass before continuing on.
- If walking your dog, do NOT let your dog interact with another dog.