Atlanta mayor releases new guidelines for the Beltline

ATLANTA — Atlanta’s mayor has released new guidelines for the Atlanta Beltline.

Unlike other trails, the Beltline has remained open during the coronavirus pandemic because it is a primary means of transportation for many in the community.

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Previously, people had been asked to avoid peak hours on the trail and make sure they were adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Tuesday, the city put out new guidelines for using the popular trail.

From 6 to 10 a.m. is prioritized for older adults with compromised health conditions. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is for daily exercise with safe distancing and the city asks that it is limited to only those without other options. After 2 p.m., the trail is to be used for transit-needs only, including work travel, groceries and medicine.