Last updated on September 3rd, 2020 at 10:30 am

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General Guidance

Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing in Florida with a significant spike of cases among young people.

Local governments have been left to set their own restrictions, and those restrictions vary from county to county, even city to city, from day to day.

Some counties require masks in public at all times with stiff penalties on violators. 

Play it safe: Conflicting advice? Just do the right thing. It’s simple.

  1. Wear a mask in public to protect yourself and others 
  2. Maintain social distancing to reduce your exposure to the virus
  3. Wash your hands often to protect yourself and your family

Campground Safety

  • Use the bathroom in your camper, if you have one
  • Keep six feet between you and other campers
  • Avoid areas that don’t offer safe distancing
  • Respect others’ ability to social distance
  • Avoid hugs, handshakes and large gatherings
  • Limit groups to 10 or fewer
  • Dispose of trash in dumpsters
  • Avoid using campground laundry facilities
  • Do not touch other campers’ laundry
  • Restroom closures will be more frequent than usual
  • Use shower facilities another time if they are busy
  • Wait outside occupied facilities and stand six feet apart while waiting
  • Amphitheaters, playgrounds and pavilions may be closed
  • Stay home if you feel sick.
  • Return home if you exhibit symptoms.

Hiking and Playing Outside: American Hiking Society FAQ

Bike Riding Safety during the pandemic: Consumer Reports

Is It Safe to Go Camping? Outside Magazine

Diving Safety Tips during COVID-19: Divers Alert Network

Coronavirus and Swimming: U.S. Masters Swimming

How to Surf Safely during the pandemic: Surfer Today


Guidance from the national Centers for Disease Control

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