Greenway News

Keeping a Safe Social Distance on the Trails

To our members and guests,

As our daily lives change, more people than ever will want to be outdoors and utilize Greenway trails and facilities in order to keep healthy — physically and mentally — and to provide activities for kids suddenly out of school.

Greenway entrances and trails remain open to visitors at this time. We will continue to observe the daily updates coming from our local, state and federal agencies. The latest guidance from these public health experts emphasizes that to control the COVID-19 epidemic, we must practice social distancing — keeping six feet or more from other individuals and taking precautions to wash hands, refrain from being in enclosed spaces with other people, disinfect surfaces, and other precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.

Please observe these recommendations for safe social distancing when visiting the Anne Springs Close Greenway:

  • Follow the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to trails — wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use trails if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.
  • Observe at all times the CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike.
  • Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell or horn.
  • Bring water or drinks — use of public drinking fountains during this time is discouraged.
  • Do not congregate near the Greenway Gateway. Be mindful of others nearby.
  • Any to-go food and beverage from the Gateway Canteen should be consumed outside the building.

Thank you for your support,

John Gordon
Executive Director