COVID-19: TWRA offers best practices for boating

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NASHVILLE – When enjoying recreational boating, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says it is important to observe the following practices to protect yourself and others and slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Only boat with those in your immediate household: no guests or outside-of-household family.
  • Boat close to home. Make direct trips to local accesses only. Go right from your home to the access and back.
  • Maintain distance at fuel and community docks.
  • When fueling, wash your hands as you would when car fueling. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • No beaching or rafting with other boats. Maintain social distance of 6 to 10 feet.
  • If you have been diagnosed or are exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (including fever, cough, or difficulty breathing), you should not leave your home at all, including to participate in outdoor recreation. This self-isolation period should extend for at least seven days after illness begins and 72 hours of being fever-free without using fever-reducing medications and resolution of other symptoms. 

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