Skip to Content

Eastern Iowans practice social distancing while enjoying spring weather

Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) - The beautiful weather on Sunday has Iowans itching to get out of quarantine to get a dose of Vitamin D.

While staying inside is advised, many chose to get outside while practicing social distancing. Normally, Iowans love the change of weather after winter, but it brings new caution this year with coronavirus.

Iowa State Parks are still open at the moment, but George Wyth State Park shutdown facilities like public restrooms.

Park Manager, Lori Eberhard, says her staff hasn't received a whole lot of cleaning supplies.

"At this point we have no restroom facilities open, because we can't follow CDC sanitizing guidelines to keep everyone safe," Eberhard said.

Fishing, boating and hiking are still open and ready to be enjoyed.

"If you're meeting people on the trail, step off to the side, and let that group go past. Also, be courteous to everybody, the park is a place to go to get your sanity back while getting some Vitamin D that's highly recommended," Eberhard said.

Besides from hiking, many are trying to get the first catch of spring. Loren Aalfs, packed a mask himself in case his fishing spot is crowded.

"It's just what we need to do at this point in time, it's weird times, different times, but one must adjust," Aalfs said.

Eberhard also says since COVID-19 hit Iowa in March, the overall attendance at George Wyth stayed around average for the month.

Vinny Lowerre

Producer & Multimedia Journalist

Skip to content