Travel safe during COVID-19. Due to the communal nature of river trips, following social distancing recommendations (ie. Dinner party at someone's house with people who are not your usual close contacts. In accordance with guidance from the White House and that of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health authorities, Grand Canyon National Park is working to gradually increase access and our services across the park. ), Eating inside a restaurant. The health and safety of recreational visitors and our staff is our number one priority. If you have more than two people in your boat you may be issued a citation. The survival of coronaviruses in water prompted labs around the country to begin using sewage monitoring as a means of tracking COVID-19. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic and that some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital space for new patients. Going for a walk, run, hike or bike ride with your household or other usual close contacts. Camping closures have also been expanded to encompass all camping, including gravel bar camping and dispersed camping along the Ozark Trail within the park boundary. BLM-managed campgrounds within the Moab Field Office in Grand County will not accept any new arrivals. Our friends at American Whitewater have partnered with Outdoor Alliance to create guidance for paddlers during the pandemic. Nordheimer Campground closed by Regional Order. All boat landings on rivers, lakes and navigable waterways on the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests are temporarily shut down effective April 2, 2020. Abbott, Round Rock's Blue Starlite Drive-in burns to the ground, Gov. The BLM will continue to closely monitor the situation and respond as conditions change. In updated advice released March 2020 by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group, swimmers were advised to avoid swimming for now in efforts to practice social-distancing. Boater will still need to abide by any current State orders or Salmon-Challis National Forest Service orders. River's Edge Apple River Campground is closely monitoring new developments and/or directives handed down by the powers that be and if you have further questions or concerns, please contact us. TN State Parks' facilities reopened Aoril 24th for day use. Please check the following link to the Chattahoochee Oconee Forest for area closures to Chattooga put-ins: April scheduled releases have been cancelled. Float Boaters can begin floating again starting May 16, with an addendum to the permit. Forks of Salmon dispersed river access site is open, but restroom is closed. The river is completely closed to all public use in both NPS areas. "Sharing a glass of liquid? Goal is to reschedule them for later in the year. Abbott. Park one car nearby and one person purchases armbands. There is one (undeveloped) place people can put in across the river from Red Bud, but it’s not a great site for large use. Learn More. ), Attending events or services with 50+ people. Abbott's new order. We recognize that you may have concerns or hesitations about visiting River's Edge Apple River Campground due to the latest news and information about COVID-19. We recognize that you may have concerns or hesitations about visiting River's Edge Apple River Campground due to the latest news and information about COVID-19. Box 5750Takoma Park, Maryland (MD) 20913-5750(301) 585-4677[email protected], © Copyright 2017, River Management Society. (Maricopa County libraries, along with some city libraries, are limited to curbside pick-up and drop-off. The governor said the coronavirus positivity rate got too high, so he had to issue new changes. He kept us laughing and he sang songs along the route. Recreational water activities are naturally social; beaches get busy as warm weather draws crowds, friends huddle under large umbrellas and lay side-by-side on towels, and the social atmosphere lends itself to the impetus to share a beer or lemonade by the waterside. - Guide training may begin May 18th. Abbott, and some opened at the beginning of June. Thank you! © 2020 www.azcentral.com. (, Swimming in a public pool. (Ducey does not have the authority to restrict casinos on tribal lands, but, Going to a movie theater. Louisville Army Corps of Engineers - Updated 3-28-2020 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District will be closing all Corps-managed day use recreational areas and associated public facilities (such as beaches, picnic shelters and restrooms) and postponing the opening of all campgrounds until further notice. Borders with Canada are closed in both directions for non-essential travel (recreation is in this category). All public land users are asked to understand and respect social distancing guidelines in place when they visit and to always follow local regulations and practice Leave No Trace. If going short-ride, you can walk 1.2 miles through downtown (22 minutes) to the short-ride entrance. These closures will remain in effect until at least May 10 and may be extended beyond that date if necessary. Playing a close-contact sport, such as basketball or football. We will set our sights on a grand reopening for the 2021 summer season and hope that Covid-19 and its ill effects will be overcome by then. Rather than worry about coronavirus in water, UCLA’s Michels and USC’s Cannon said, swimmers should stay well separated and take care before and after entering the pool, lake, river or sea. Oregon State Parks, including Cottonwood Canyon State Park (a popular John Day takeou), remain closed. The Camp Baker Ranger Station is closed and camping there is not allowed. Upper Nantahala releases are being postponed due to COVID-19, and AW will work with Duke Energy and our agency partners to reschedule them when more paddlers can safely enjoy them. Consider posting operating hours of the watering point. The Priest Hole Recreation Site in the John Day Wild and Scenic River corridor is closed.River permits for boating on the John Day River between Spray and Tumwater Falls have been cancelled through May 20th. Due to the issues the virus poses for transportation and crowds, we will not be offering all-day tubing this season. The suspension of commercial services includes operations by all authorized outfitters within the park boundaries, such as the park’s contracted float and shuttle concessions and guide services. We will make an announcement by the end of the day. Adjacent river access to Nordheimer run is open. We want to assure you that the health and safety of our staff and guests are our top priority. The governor previously said if the positivity rate went above 10%, businesses were going to have to shut down again. Doug Ducey said that "making the best decision possible" about what activities to do will help stop the spread of the virus. American Whitewater will work with Duke Energy and our agency partners to reschedule them when more paddlers can safely enjoy them. Physical barriers have been added at counters where it is difficult to maintain strict physical distancing guidelines.