It's a controversial topic, to be sure. Health officials, as well as NJ and Warren County governments, are calling for people to wear masks when out in public. Some object to this instruction, but in our county parks we require visitors to have a mask with them and to wear it when social distancing is not possible.
This doesn’t mean you must wear it when alone on a trail. But you must wear a mask when encountering someone on a narrow path or other times where you might be within six feet of another who isn't in your household. Not only does this help to protect you, but it helps to protect others FROM you. People can be contagious without knowing they are ill.
Additionally, health officials recommend that you wash your hands - frequently - for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water is not available. It's common sense, folks. Be kind to others, be safe, and enjoy your journeys outdoors.