Walking and rolling are great ways to get around and can be done safely during COVID-19
Please consider the following information when commuting to campus as a pedestrian
When traveling as a pedestrian always observe social distancing and stay aware of those around you. Keep at least 6 feet of distance between you and others to reduce COVID-19 transmission. Avoid following closely behind others moving in your direction, some studies recommend that quick walkers/rollers stay 16 feet behind those in front of them, and that those moving at running speeds stay up to 33 feet behind.
Always bring a mask with you on your commute. If your commute takes you through crowded areas, or narrow paths that may be difficult to stay distanced, wear your mask to reduce COVID-19 transmission. On hot days, consider bringing a second mask; masks soaked in perspiration can be difficult to breath in may become less effective.
Be choosy and don’t risk close interactions with those are engaging in risky behavior like not wearing a mask in social situations or not observing social distancing. If you plan to travel with a friend or partner, make sure you discuss safe practices for COVID-19 transmission reduction to establish guidelines for interaction you are both comfortable with.