Getting out: At a time of social distancing, people look to nature

With the spread of the new coronavirus causing school closures and mandatory work-from-home measures across San Antonio, people are looking to nature as a place to get exercise and find a source of peace, even while staying at least 6 feet away from each other, as recommended by health experts.

“As far as we know, the outdoors is relatively safe for all of us,” said Jeanette Honermann, a San Antonio local director of community outreach for outdoor retailer REI. “It’s good for our immune system and it’s great for mental health. It’s just a great activity as long as we’re not breathing on each other or traveling in the same vehicle.”

Read more from Brendan Gibbons with The Rivard Report here.