COVID-19 Guidelines for St. George
The coronavirus has changed virtually all plans. Businesses have closed doors. Events have been cancelled. Schools have shut down. With all the CDC, federal, and state rules and recommendations – what are the COVID-19 guidelines for St. George?
What are the Guidelines?
The basic recommendations laid out and strongly encouraged by the CDC are as follows:
- Wash hands thoroughly and often. It’s recommended that you wash your hands with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds. You should promptly wash your hands after visiting public places like the grocery store. It’s also wise to carry hand sanitizer with you, as you may not always be able to wash your hands with soap and hot water.
- Avoid close contact with others. The official recommendation is to stay a 6-foot distance from others. This is especially important in public places.
- Don’t touch your face. It’s easy to scratch your nose or rub your eyes, but try to remember to keep your hands away from your face as this is a common way of spreading respiratory diseases like COVID-19.
Guidelines for St. George
Currently, most if not all public events and gatherings have been cancelled. The good news is that St. George is swarming with outdoor recreation. Social distancing doesn’t have to be staying inside. With St. George’s many trails and recreation areas, social distancing is a perfect opportunity to get outdoors. Here are some activities you can do while keeping social distance:
- Biking – Southern Utah is home to some of the world’s most-famous mountain biking trails. Trails like The Whole Guacamole, Gooseberry Mesa, Bearclaw Poppy and many more await your adventure.
- Fishing – St. George isn’t really known for fishing, but there are several great lakes and reservoirs for anglers to enjoy. Most of the fish nearby are bass, sunfish and trout. Places to fish include; Sand Hollow Reservoir, Quail Creek Reservoir, Baker Reservoir, Gunlock Reservoir, Kolob Reservoir and Pine Valley Reservoir.
- Hiking – There are more hiking trails in and around St. George to count! So we won’t even try. Just know that the weather is perfect this time of year! So get out and hike!
- Picnic – Picnicking is perfect this time of year and even more so considering the coronavirus. Picnicking with small groups is a great activity for social distancing. There are many public parks and recreation areas for you to picnic. Support local restaurants and try ordering takeout from one of our recommended local restaurants.
Dining in St. George during COVID-19
Most restaurants in and around town are only open for pick-up or delivery at this time. Restaurants have not closed in St. George, but they losing lots of business at this time. Local restaurants still offer the same delicious food, but it’s only available for pick-up or delivery. This is a perfect opportunity to try a new restaurant, picnic outdoors, or order a mountain of food and binge watch Disney+. Help support our favorite local restaurants during this crucial time.