Corps provides COVID-19 masking relief for most water related activies

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The Corps masking relief applies to most of the common water-related activities tourists and locals enjoy on Table Rock Lake.

General Masking Requirement

The Little Rock District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds all visitors, volunteers, and employees that face masks are required in all Little Rock District buildings and facilities. Masks must also be worn outdoors on district-managed lands and recreation areas

if physical distancing cannot be met, such as when hiking on trails or visiting sites that may be popular or crowded.

Masking Exceptions for water-related activities

Visitors actively engaged in water-related activities with a clear and immediate risk of masks becoming wet may temporarily forgo wearing masks. These activities may include but are not limited to swimming, waterskiing, riding on personal watercraft, kayaking, and other boating-related activities that present a clear and immediate risk to the mask becoming wet. However, physical distancing must always be maintained whenever possible.

The requirement allows the Little Rock District to comply with the mask-wearing and social distancing guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The district will continue to evaluate facility capacity limits and implement measures to adjust the density of visitors in buildings, recreation areas, and other areas prone to crowding.

Corps uses physical distancing and social distancing interchangeably

Areas, where crowding impedes physical distancing, will be evaluated for closure or modification of operating procedures to reduce impacts.

The district will continue to inform the public of mask and physical distancing requirements and to inform the public when areas have reached capacity to reduce overcrowding.  Visitors are asked to assist in our efforts by avoiding crowded areas and wearing masks.

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