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Posted on: March 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Park Playgrounds Closed From Use

Parks Closed

Effective immediately, all City of Burlington park playgrounds and play structures are temporarily closed from use until further notice. Such areas shall be posted closed by the Parks Department. Given the current situation and the guidance from public health officials on physical distancing, limiting in-person social interactions, avoiding spaces where people congregate in close quarters, and the concerns around transmission of the virus being spread through surfaces, we believe that playgrounds and play structures should temporarily close in an effort to reduce community spread.

Public parks, trails, and green spaces that provide adequate room for physical distancing will remain open for the public to use in responsible ways that protect public health and safety at this time. We continue to urge the responsible use of these public spaces that remain open:

- Stay home if you are sick or have symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath).
- Maintain 6-foot social distances
- Avoid social gatherings
-Wash your hands often
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
- Do not touch your face
- Ensure touched surfaces are clean

It is recommended that individuals stay home and limit themselves to essential trips in order to slow the spread and impact of COVID-19.

Contact: Eric Tysland, Community Development & Parks Director
Phone: 319-753-8158

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