Chessie Trail Open But Follow Guidelines

Virginia Military Institute announced Tuesday that the Chessie Nature Trail will remain open to the public as long as government guidelines on social distancing and prohibitions on gatherings are being observed.

For the safety and well-being of the community:

Groups of 10 or more people are prohibited. This means if a trailhead is particularly crowded when you arrive, come back at a time when it is less so.

Anyone who is sick or exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is prohibited from using the Chessie Nature Trail. While on the trail, alert others to your presence and show

While on the trail, alert others to your presence and show respect to other visitors by stepping aside to let people pass at a safe distance.

Due to the fact that most VMI employees are working from home or on leave in accordance with social distancing guidelines, regular trail maintenance is not occurring during this time. It is important that all trash and pet waste be properly cleaned up.

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