“Recreate within 10 miles of your home,” says Polis of activities during ‘safer-at-home’ phase

Dan Pittz and his son, Tiernan Pittz (right) hike the trail above the Royal Gorge. They were hiking past a beautiful view of the Arkansas River on Thursday, June 20, 2019, on the Royal Gorge Trails System. Photo Credit: Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

New guidelines have been released that specify exactly how far outdoor recreationists should consider traveling amid the ‘safer-at-home’ phase of Colorado’s fight against the coronavirus.

In a Friday afternoon press conference, Governor Jared Polis encouraged “Coloradans to, of course, stay away from the mountains this weekend. Recreate within 10 miles of your home.”

Earlier in the press conference, Governor Polis stated that the “Safer-at-home” phase would last through May with some changes possible throughout the month. He also indicated that May would also likely similar to what life would look like in June.

Polis made a point to mention that outdoor destinations, such as state parks, should only be for those that live close enough to responsibly use them, stressing that travel for outdoor recreation should not take place.

According to Polis, an increase in mask wearing is important for making this phase a success. He urged Coloradans to wear a mask when leaving the home.

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