Letters to the Editor

For social distancing, try the woods

The COVID-19 virus is forcing organizations to prudently curtail gatherings and people to sequester themselves in their homes and apartments. Ironically this increases social isolation. There is a partial solution.

Being in nature is healthy for body and mind. Coronavirus does not lurk in the woods. Spring’s warmth offers an opportunity to vacate the house and walk a trail, plant a garden, or sit outdoors in the sunshine.

Iowans are fortunate to have ready access to plentiful parks and trails. Never has nature been more important for mental and physical health.

Rich Patterson

Cedar Rapids

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