Playing it safe while getting cooped-up kids outside

How to keep children safe outdoors during the pandemic, plus 10 ideas for fresh-air fun

Playgrounds have become the new ghost towns.

Throughout the country, most states plus the District of Columbia have issued “stay-at-home” orders for their residents, meaning that people should stay in their houses except for essential needs like going to the grocery store. Cities are shutting down parks, playgrounds, beaches, and other recreational areas. The CDC has even updated guidelines to recommend that everyone wear cloth masks while in public.

Which begs the question: Are kids allowed to go outside anymore? And if they are, is it even safe?

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