Camping Safely to Prevent the Spread of Covid 19 and
Still Being able to Have Fun With your Family
Times are still uncertain but, that doesn’t mean you have to stop having fun. The great outdoors is a great place to unwind and bond with your family.
There are several ways you can enjoy your camping trip while following Covid-19 safety protocols.
Take Care of Your Health
Prioritize your health. Adhere to the CDC guidelines for washing hands, disinfecting items and socially gathering. Constantly cleaning down any equipment or objects you bring with you will help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Wash your hands often, use soap and water, and scrub for twenty seconds. If you don’t have access to running water sanitizer with at least sixty percent alcohol will do.
Keep groups small, avoid crowns and only camp with members of your immediate family. Continue practicing social distancing from other campers and wear a mask if you must come in contact with others.
If you do start to have symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, cancel your site reservations and return home immediately. It is also important to alert campground management of your symptoms.
Arrive fully self contained with all your supplies needed for the trip. Limit stops along the way there and back, to prevent further human interaction. If you bring items keep them with you and pick up after yourself. Many parks are not offering trash services to reduce employee numbers.
Participate in Low Risk Activities
Keep all your activities low-risk. Do not mountain bike or rock climb if you are inexperienced in order to avoid injuries needing hospitalization. Some fun and safe pastimes include: fishing, swimming, having a picnic, creating a bonfire, and bird watching.
The best way to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and maintain your health is to quarantine at home. If you fear camping you can explore national parks all over the United States by using google earth.