We’re in this together and we can enjoy the benefits of nature while observing public health guidelines in place to protect us all. Thank you in joining us in wearing face coverings, keeping our distance, and leaving no trace.
Cover Up and Keep Your Distance
Masks are required. Per LA County Temporary Health Officer Order, effective November 30, 2020: “This Temporary Order requires all persons wear a face covering or mask over both the nose and mouth whenever they leave their place of residence and are or can be in contact with or walking near or past others who are non-household members in both public and private places whether indoors or outdoors. (Health Officer Order, 11.18.20, Sec. 3(c))” This means we ALL must have a mask on when outside of our homes and near others.
Trails remain open, it’s up to you to help keep them open! When out there, stay at least six feet away from others outside your household. No gatherings are permitted with people who do not live in your home until December 20.
More on Protecting Each Other and Nature
- Our Recreate Responsibly campaign
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released safety guidelines for visiting parks and recreational facilities.
- Leave No Trace has created special instructions for getting outside during COVID-19; they also have including Spanish language fliers (below).
- Know Before You Go
Illustrated posts by Leadership Academy graduate Brenda Kyle (@chapparralchick on Instagram)
More on the subject:
Heading Out for a Hike? New Pandemic Rules (LA Times)
Los Angeles Trails Re-Open to Complaints, Confusion (Modern Hiker)
California State Parks Video no Safely Enjoying Time in Parks and on Trails