COVID-19 Updates & Safety

Last Updated 6/11/2021

Best Practices:

  • Run and exercise outside. In relation to COVID transmission, outdoor spaces are 20 times safer than indoor spaces.

  • Maintain physical distance. Keeping six feet of space or more from others provides greater safety.

  • Avoid close prolonged contact. Avoid spending 15 minutes or more within six feet of any one person.

  • Wash hands. Wash hands or use hand sanitizer after contacting common areas, and/or before touching your face or mouth.

CARA Program Guidelines and Expectations for Participation:

  • Participants are expected to wear a mask or face covering when gathering pre- or post-run until they are two weeks post full vaccination for COVID19. Per CDC guidance, fully vaccinated participants are not required, to wear a mask or face covering while gathering pre or post-run.

  • Do not participate if you are feeling sick or ill, and or have a fever, or if you are unvaccinated and have been in contact with someone unrecovered from COVID-19.

  • Persons from high-risk groups for COVID-19 complications should consult their physician before participating.

  • Participants are encouraged to avoid traditional forms of physical contact (handshakes, high-fives, hugs, partner stretching, etc.), as well as close group gathering (group pictures, etc.).

  • Do not spit or blow nose while running in the group.

  • Do not share personal items, such as hydration, energy gels, towels, etc.

  • Participants may be required to exit programs/events temporarily or permanently should their actions not meet expectations and or they are creating risk for themselves or others.

Resources:

IDPH Sport Guidance

City of Chicago Business Reopening Portal

City of Chicago Parks and Outdoor Recreation Guidelines

State of IL Outdoor Recreation Guidelines

CDC Choosing Safer Activities

CDC Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People