Should Public Parks and Trails be Open?

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Annika N., Staff Writer

One question is on almost everyone’s minds: when can we get back to normal life? In the meantime before this happens, though, many have turned to places such as parks and trails to get a semblance of normality. However, should people really be outside in these public areas with the risk of infection? For many, the benefit outweighs the risk. Being outside is a break from the monotony of life nowadays, and without these escapes from routine people can feel stressed and overwhelmed. On the other hand, the risk of infection is still present. So if you go outside, make sure you keep a mask on and stay safe while enjoying nature.