The City’s 48 miles of trails will re-open to the public on Saturday, April 25 with strict guidance that social distancing requirements must be followed, and face coverings be used, to continue efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Gatherings are prohibited. The City recognizes how important the trails are to the community. Based on the County Health Officer’s Order, issued April 23 and effective April 25 the trails will re-open. Signage posted will reinforce that trail users are required to keep at least six feet of social distance away from anyone not in their household, and have face coverings ready to put on when they come across others along the way, regardless of social distancing.
The trails closed April 1, and the City has reviewed the decision weekly against new data coming in, including County and State recommendations, and Health Officer Orders.Social distancing is working. If the City’s monitoring of activity on the trails reveals trail users are gathering in groups larger than their households, or are not following social distancing requirements, the City will have to consider taking steps to reduce use, prevent gathering, and achieve social distancing again to prevent the spread of the virus.