We are sure you have seen all the photos in New York City, of parks and beaches absolutely covered in people without masks. It was the first great spring weather day and although New York City is the epicenter of the virus outbreak in the US, people seemed to not mind or notice much. We can all recall photos of crowded beaches back in March, where people were easy to pass judgement on anyone taking advantage of the weather. The same lens is being applied to these new photos in New York. We urge people to still take their level of risk assessment seriously when dealing with re-openings of the parks in your local cities. One look at some of the space in Central Park, and you would be driven to find a different spot or maybe forgo the park for one day. Granted, New York is very populace with only so many options for parks, and in Denver we are fortunate to have many different wide open parks. However, the messaging for Denver should be, if you see Cheesman Park at capacity, maybe try a different park. That has not been an issue the entire time the pandemic has affected Denver, but with clear skies and 75 degree days lining the forecast for the next two weeks combined with the lifting of the stay at home order, that sentiment could change. It is important to just handle the amount of risk you are comfortable with, while reminding yourself that the danger is still very much present even as more pockets of your city reopen. Many people understand that we will be dealing with this pandemic for the rest of the year, and with a 2020 calendar empty of any events or anything to look forward to, it can be appealing to just abandon your caution and go to the park. Just remember, you still can, as people have been this whole time, but if it looks too crowded you might want to reconsider.
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