People across the country are waking up to a new reality that they must restrict their activities. Parents now have the added stress of caring for children while working remotely, or they are faced with the intolerable situation of needing to work with no childcare options. People are coming to grips with the reality that they soon may need to act as a caregiver for someone who contracts the virus. Local and national leaders are using their collective voices to stress the seriousness of this situation, encouraging all people to think of their family members, neighbors and community during this time.
One thing is certain: As our daily lives change, people will want to be outdoors and will use open outdoor areas of parks and trails to keep healthy — physically and mentally — and to provide activities for kids who suddenly have no school and unlimited time without being able to hang with friends.