As COVID-19 continues to affect the nation, Wellness360 Magazine wants to keep you up-to-date on how Gainesville is being affected.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by staying hydrated, eating a healthy diet, not smoking and practicing good hygiene are all ways to keep yourself as healthy as possible during this time. Practicing social distancing is a great way to keep yourself and others safe. If you ever do start to feel sick, immediately isolate yourself from others and call your health care provider.
Many parks and establishments are being closed due to this pandemic, and many events are being canceled and postponed. Also, the University of Florida, Alachua County Public schools and most other schools are no longer holding classes for students. Stay up-to-date by visiting the Facebook pages of local businesses to see if they are still open, or click here.
According to the City of Gainesville, here is a list of parks and trails that will remain open:
**Buildings, pools and playgrounds at these facilities will be closed and activities suspended.
- 29th Road Nature Park
- Boulware Springs**
- Broken Arrow Bluff Nature Park
- Citizens Field
- Clear Lake Nature Park
- Colclough Pond Nature Park
- Depot Park**
- Flatwood Conservation Area
- Gum Root Park
- Haisley Lynch Park
- Hibiscus Park
- John Mahon Nature Park
- Loblolly Woods
- Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex**
- Morningside Nature Center**
- Palm Point Nature Park
- Split Rock Conservation Area
- Springhill Park
- Sweetwater Wetlands Park**
Also, on Wednesday, March 18, the City of Gainesville will host a Town Hall meeting via telephone at 6:45 p.m.
“Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe, members of the City of Gainesville Emergency Management Team and Community Health and Family Medicine physician Dr. Lisa Chacko will provide an update about the virus and field questions from callers. The event is open to everyone by phone regardless of district. Neighbors with landlines are encouraged to register in advance. You will receive a call back to be connected automatically at the time of the event. Cell phone users can dial in directly by calling 1-888-410-3427,” according to the City of Gainesville.
Come back to Wellness360magazine.com to stay up-to-date on COVID-19.
by Amanda Roland