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Campbell Riverites encouraged to get outdoors before dark, rainy days return

As we head into September, those in Campbell River are being encouraged to enjoy the outdoors before the dark, rainy days return.

Mayor Andy Adams says COVID-19 is going to be around for many more months to come, and believes a little bit of sunshine is crucial for those who’ve been stuck indoors for long periods of time.

“Get outside and enjoy the weather while you can,” Adams says.

“I know we’ve heard the messages about COVID-19 for months now, but with the news of rising cases from Dr. Theresa Tam and Dr. Bonnie Henry, we can expect to be taking COVID-19 precautions for many more months. This is just going to be a reality.”

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While it’s apparent to Adams that “everybody wants to get back to how it was before,” he adds it’s going to be a while before we get there.

Meanwhile, adventure author Jeff Alt is also encouraging you to get outdoors while summer is upon us.

“Due to the pandemic, students, parents, and teachers are having to study and work remotely indoors this fall and maybe into the winter,” Alt says.

READ MORE: Families encouraged to get out and explore the outdoors, with COVID-19 precautions

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He says researchers agree that the risk of COVID-19 transmission is lower with outdoor recreation activities, which all points to the importance and the advantages of walking, hiking and camping.

To stay safe from COVID-19 exposure while camping and hiking, Alt reminds families to stay local, be prepared, keep your distance, and be extra cautious in public washrooms.

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