BY SARA TABIN
Daily Post Staff Writer
The Dish hiking trail is reopening next Monday (July 6) with new rules, Stanford announced today.
The Dish was closed to hikers on April 3 because people weren’t obeying COVID-19 safety rules like walking in a single file on trails and keeping six feet apart from strangers.
People are still expected to follow precautions like staying six feet away from others and wearing a face mask if it is not possible to maintain a six-foot buffer.
The main 3.3-mile loop around the Dish will now be one-way only. Everyone will have to walk counterclockwise. People are supposed to commit to completing the entire loop, not go partway and then walk back, to make sure everyone is walking in the same direction.
Changes have been made to the Dish area to make following the rules easier. While the area was closed, the university smoothed out areas near the path to give people more room to pass each other, and installed stripes on the pavement to indicate the direction of one-way foot traffic. More signs have been installed to remind people to social distance.