MDC Releases Guidelines For Safe Outdoor Activities

With many people in Missouri heading outside to enjoy the spring weather, the Missouri Department of Conservation reminds people that it is still critical for everyone to continue to heed all recommendations for physical distancing, avoiding overcrowding, hand-washing, and other public-health measures during outdoor activities.

MDC advises people to make outdoor activities as safe and enjoyable as possible by taking the following actions:

-If you have been sick in the last two weeks, please stay home for your health and the safety of others.
-Travel in a small group of 10 people or fewer.
-If a conservation area looks crowded or an area parking lot is full, please do not stop and find another less-crowded location.
-Keep a proper physical distance of at least six feet while visiting areas and especially on trails.
-Avoid popular spots where people congregate, such as scenic overlooks, fishing docks, etc.
-Pack water, soap and/or hand sanitizer.
-Get more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on best practices for keeping you and your family safe at