Recommendations for Park Users and Observing Social Distancing Minimums

Harris County MUD 71 (MUD 71) is actively monitoring developments around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how it is and may continue to impact District parks and recreational facilities. MUD 71 is asking residents and guests to adhere to all guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your local public health officials for the most up-to-date information. To maximize the safety and health of the public, visitors to District parks and recreational facilities should adhere to the following guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Follow the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to parks and trails – wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use parks or trails if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.
  • Avoid gathering in groups of 10 or more.
  • Residents should not use playground equipment, picnic tables and other commonly touched surfaces.
  • Observe at all times the CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike.
  • Warn other park and trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance, and step off trails and sidewalks to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell or horn.
  • Bring water or drinks — public drinking fountains may be disabled and should not be used, even if operable.

While District Parks remain open, we ask that all people visiting these public spaces exercise good hygiene and best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce ways the virus is transmitted.

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