COVID-19 Safety

Dos and Don’ts: Hiking Safely During COVID-19

Simple tips for minimizing the spread of COVID-19 while on the Appalachian Trail.

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Leave the A.T. if you experience COVID-19 symptoms.

Wear a mask when near others, on or off the A.T.

Stay 6 feet from others.

Clean your hands regularly.

Use a personal shelter and bear canister.

Be respectful and mindful during A.T. community visits.

Bury human waste in catholes instead of using privies.



Visit the A.T. when experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

Share gear or food.

Use A.T.shelters or set up camp within six feet of others.

Use crowded trailheads.

Block gates or roads with your vehicle.