Planning on Going Outside? 3 Things You Need to Know as Restrictions Lift
As restrictions are being lifted to various levels across the United States and Colorado, it’s important to limit contact and exposure with others to prevent another wave of the outbreak. Here’s three things you need to know if you’re planning on visiting parks, the grocery store, or gyms and salons.
1. Parks and other outdoor areas
First, check and make sure the area is open before you drive anywhere. Open space parks are open, but other gray areas such as playgrounds may still be closed or be limiting the number of people, so you’ll want to be aware of this. Try to go during slower times of the day such as early morning–it will also be cooler during this time as we approach warmer months. Stay six feet away from anyone you’re in contact with, and make sure you’re wearing a mask and gloves, even if you’re running.
2. Grocery store
If you can, go to the grocery store by yourself to limit the number of people in the store. Stores may also be limiting the number of people allowed in at once, such as Costco, so make sure to stay six feet away from people while standing in line before you go in. Pay attention to the aisles as most stores are making traffic one-way in the store to prevent people getting close passing one another in the aisles.
3. Gyms and salons
Gyms and salons were some of the first things that were shut down, and they are being reopened with strict guidelines. Most salons require making an appointment well ahead of time as they are limiting to one or two people in the salon at once. Gyms should also be limiting the number of people allowed in, but leave if they are not. Wipe down all equipment before and after you use it, and stay a few items of equipment away from anyone.