Safer At Home Tips

Safer at home does not mean you can’t get out and walk! Getting out of the house will help you mentally as well as physically. How do you stay safe when you’re out walking? Here are a few tips.

  • Practice good physical distancing. Stay away from crowded locations whether they are designated for walking or not, and if you stop to chat, maintain at least 6 feet of separation from others.
  • Stay away from any closed paths or trails.
  • Walk in small groups with family members only.
  • Don’t push traffic signal buttons with your fingers, wear a glove or use an elbow or even your knuckle.
  • Wear a facemask if going to a public space, such as a park
  • Wash your hands thoroughly when you get home.
  • Avoid touching your face when you are out.
  • Be extra aware of your surroundings.
  • Even with fewer cars, be sure to cross at corners and look 4 ways before crossing
  • Be aware that there is less traffic and drivers may be taking advantage and speeding.