Planning on camping this weekend? Here's what you should know

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For many people, Memorial Day weekend means time spent with friends and family in the great outdoors, but with COVID-19, there are rules.

365体育手机投注Under the , there are guidelines for both campers and campsite operators as they reopen.

365体育手机投注Here are some rules for campers per the order:

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  • Only one family household may occupy each site, with a pre-determined limit for any campsite (always 10 people or fewer)
  • Use social distancing and maintain at least six feet between individuals from other households in all areas of the campgrounds and with other campsites
  • Do not gather in groups
  • Practice self-contained camping when possible
  • It is recommended you stay home when you don't feel well
  • It is recommended you wear a mask when entering buildings or interacting with other campers in close proximity
  • Practice good personal hygiene
  • If possible, it is recommended campers bring trash bags, food, and supplies.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) said a reservation will be required. Only campers who reserved space will be allowed to camp. No walk-in campsites will be offered.

Hocking Hills State Park sites are slated to reopen 365体育手机投注this summer after closing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

ODNR said Cantwell Cliffs and Rock House trails are scheduled to open June 15 at Hocking Hills State Park. At Hocking State Forest — the horse camp, Airplane Rock, and the bridge trails north of the rappelling area will also open on June 15.

Trails, campground sites, cabin areas and other sites, such as Old Man’s Cave, will reopen later this summer.

365体育手机投注ODNR said it will take new reservations for the campground and cabin areas with an arrival date of July 15 or later.

365体育手机投注All reservations through June 30 will be automatically canceled and people will be issued a full refund.

Coronavirus: What you need to know

There are now 30,827 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio; 1,803 people have died from the virus and 5,545 were hospitalized, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in a couple of weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems are at higher risk of more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death.

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