COVID-19 pandemic generates new boating guidelines in Tennessee

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/WMC) — Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency are encouraging people to get outdoors, including boating and fishing.

During the COVID-19 pandemic officials gave suggestions about how individuals can keep themselves and others safe.

TWRA asked people to go to the lake and boat with people they have been around the last couple of weeks.

“Once you’re at the lake, it’s normal for boaters to want to get with other boaters and raft up and do that kind of activity. We ask that people don’t do that. Go out and get on the lake, but don’t get within close proximity to other people,” said Barry Cross, TWRA Outreach & Communications Coordinator.

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