So, it’s almost summertime once again! However, many are worried that the season may be vastly different than the usual fun-filled time, due to concerns over coronavirus in the summer months.
Does this mean that this is a summer to be spent sheltering indoors? It would be a shame!
However, it doesn’t have to be this way! There are still plenty of safe summer activities that can be done with our pets to ensure that we can still make the most of the warm weather.
Let’s take a look at various ways you can enjoy the season, while remaining safe and protected from the coronavirus.
Having Fun In and Around the Home!
Social distancing is still heavily recommended by both the CDC and the WHO, so it’s safest to stay indoors more than you usually would during this time.
However, this doesn’t mean that we should think of our homes as a prison; there’s still plenty we can do to have fun and enjoy the weather!
For dogs, a secure backyard can be the perfect spot for them to enjoy the weather safely. Ball games can take center stage here; there’s no dog who doesn’t love to play fetch! Your family can enjoy playing with the dog along with a nice BBQ.
Sometimes the most relaxing moments of summer can happen in our own homes, after all!
For the less energetic puppers and for cats, you can instead focus on ensuring the indoor space is filled with more toys and activities to keep their minds and bodies busy. While your pets explore all the new stuff, your family can crowd around some board games or jigsaw puzzles, so you can keep your own brains busy!
Going Outside the Home – What Do I Need to Know?
While there is a lot we can do to enjoy the season while staying indoors, it’s not the same as actually getting outside!
But what can we do to keep ourselves safe from the risk of coronavirus in the summer?
Social distancing is key here. Take as many measures as you can to ensure that you and your pets remain at least 6 feet away from other people or animals.
Facemasks are recommended, especially if you believe you are going to be unable to observe the 6 feet rule. We’d also recommend that you avoid public transport if possible.
Finally, remember to wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds!
By taking the above precautions, you’ll minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus. Keep in mind that your safety should always be prioritized above summer fun!
Enjoy the Warm Weather with a Trip to the Park!
If you’re based in NYC, the parks are currently open, making them the perfect spot for a leisurely walk with your pets.
However, keep in mind that dog runs are currently closed. This is due to the fact that it is heavily recommended that you keep your dogs leashed and maintain a 6ft distance from other people and animals.
There are still plenty of dog-friendly parks across NYC that you may visit though; you can find a list here!
You can take the opportunity to enjoy the scenery of these parks and the warm weather by taking a nice walk or jog with your dog. There’s plenty of beautiful parks just waiting to be explored.
Coronavirus in the Summer: Let’s Make the Most of it!
It’s going to be a different summer than usual; there’s no escaping that.
However, it’s important to not despair or feel sorry for ourselves. It’s still possible to have a great summer! We just need to remember that our safety is what’s most important.
Remember, if your pets need a good groom over the summer months, we at Groomit are here to help while observing all the recommendations and procedures given by the WHO and CDC. You can make an appointment now by clicking here!
Keep in mind, it’s not only dogs that benefit from a good groom; cats do too! Especially in the summer. Take a look here if you want to learn more!
We at Groomit wish you a fun and safe summer!