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Bored at home? El Pasoans encouraged to go outside & ‘chalk your walk’

EL PASO, Texas -- The U.S. Center for Disease Control is asking everyone to voluntarily isolate themselves at home to stay healthy and stop the spread of COVID-19, but it's OK enjoy some time outside especially now that spring is here.

The El Paso County Parks and Recreation Department says if you already have "cabin fever," head outside and "chalk your walk" this weekend.

Are you getting cabin fever? Enjoy the outdoors and take a walk or better yet ...Chalk Your Walk tomorrow March 20 and...

Posted by El Paso County Parks & Recreation on Thursday, 19 March 2020

Parks and Recreation is encouraging everyone to draw and write encouraging messages on your driveway or sidewalk, while following CDC guidelines staying six feet apart.

Officials with the department told ABC-7 that they saw something similar out of Washington state and decided to encourage El Pasoans to do the same, hoping to lift everyone's mood as COVID-19 continues to cause distress throughout the globe.

Blanca Guzman, a resident in El Paso, and her daughter already started doing something similar on Monday.

"We were tired of being indoors and needed a break from all the craziness, since my husband was doing yard work in the front we took advantage to get some fresh air," Guzman said. "We also see neighbors walk-by with kids and thought it was a nice activity to come across on their walk."

Courtesy of Blanca Guzman

Parks and Recreation wants you to share your photos and videos on social media using the hashtag #chalkyourblockEP2020.

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Brianna Chavez

Brianna Chavez is an ABC-7 reporter/producer.

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