Staying Safe Outside During Winter and COVID-19

Staying Safe Outside During Winter and COVID-19


Monday, 11/23/2020    
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Safe Trail Use During Winter and Covid-19

Public · Hosted by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Nationwide, trail use is up by more than 60% as people venture outside for exercise, solace, self-care and to create their own special and unique moments. And with proper preparation, trails and the outdoors can continue to be a free and safe resource through the winter months.
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Join the team at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy for a conversation about safely getting outdoors on the trail during the fall and winter COVID-19 surge.

Throughout the pandemic, trails and the outdoors have provided a much-needed way to safely stay active, practice self-care, seek solace and get around. With reports of increasing numbers of cases and new public health measures being taken, we know how important it will be for people to continue to have access to the outdoors and trails.

The outdoors has proven to be one of the safest places for recreation during the pandemic, but as winter takes hold and weather patterns shift in much of the country, it may feel harder to get motivated to head outside. There are also different considerations when spending time outside in the fall and winter.

That’s why we’re gathering RTC board members Dr. Rose Gowen and Dr. Jim Sallis to dig in on ways to safely get outside this winter—whether you live in a place that has extreme weather or you’re struggling with the shorter days. They will bring their expertise as health professionals, local officials and outdoor advocates to the conversation about getting out on the trail and choosing to #RecreateResponsibly.

• Rose Gowen, M.D., Brownsville, Texas, City Commissioner
• Jim Sallis, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego
Vasu Sojitra Professional Athlete and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategist

Learn more about using trails during COVID-19: