(From our news partner, KWQC-TV 6) - Local health officials urge the community to continue to practice social distancing, even as the weather warms up. “After what felt like a long winter, warmer weather is finally here, and as the stress of COVID-19 has us looking for outlets to manage our stress, physical activity and time outside is a good option,” Ed Rivers, director of the Scott County Health Department, said during a briefing by the Quad Cities COVID-19 Coalition.
“But, as difficult as it is to hear, even outside we still cannot loosen up our physical distancing.” Health officials say people should still stay six feet apart from one another when spending time outside and should not play on area playgrounds. “Do not gather in picnic and shelter areas, do not gather for pickup games of basketball, baseball, or other sports that involve contact with groups of people, but do find ways to be outside that allow you to stay apart from one another, still enjoying the benefits of the outdoors,” Rivers said.
He continued, “We know these aren't easy asks, and we know it probably feels like we're taking away so many of the things that define spring in our community. But these steps that we take will mean the difference between life and death for some in our community. So please help us relay these messages to our community.” MORE HERE