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Plenty of COVID safe things to do over the Thanksgiving weekend

Posted at 5:39 PM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-27 07:49:28-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — There are plenty of guidelines telling all of us what not to do during the pandemic. It does not, however, mean there is nothing to do over the Thanksgiving holiday.

There are several resources offering COVID-19 save activities in southern Colorado. Of course, many of the suggestions direct you to the plentiful outdoor options in the area.

There is a list of 50 suggestions put together by the communications staff for the City of Colorado Springs.

“What can we tell the community to do and there's so much you can do!” said Communication Specialist Vanessa Zink, “So instead of focusing on what you can't do, this really looks at what you can do out here in Colorado Springs." Here’s a link to the 50 suggestions.

The Get Out Spread out campaign was started in the early days of the pandemic by the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC). The interactive online resource has never stopped growing. TOSC Executive Director Susan Davies says she just visited a new option days ago.

“Brand new open space just over the border in Douglas County. Sandstone Open Space, was there last weekend. Fantastic, hardly anybody there." Here is the link to Get Out Spread Out.

Getting outside with those in your immediate household is considered on of the safest things you can do during the pandemic. You should still have a mask ready to put on when you pass people on a trail. Also try for six feet distance when passing.