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Parks and Recreational Facilities : Staying physically active best way to keep your mind and body healthy

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Health experts say people are significantly less likely to get coronavirus while outside, a fact that could add momentum to calls to reopen beaches and parks closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Of course people should continue to avoid crowds and seek a six-foot distance from other people to stay away from the virus.

But experts are increasingly confident in evidence showing that the coronavirus spreads much more readily indoors than outdoors, a finding that could help guide policy makers seeking to figure out ways to end lockdowns that have shuttered much of the nation’s economy.

The CDC says 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.

DO

check icon Visit parks that are close to your home

check icon Prepare before you visit

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

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

DON’T

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

times icon Visit crowded parks

times icon Use playgrounds

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

times icon Participate in organized activities or sports

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