As of June 17th, Eastern Highlands Health District is no longer recommending that playgrounds be closed to the public. Though the risk of transmission of the virus is not zero in any setting where people may come into close contact with one another, the relatively low risk right now must be balanced against the need for youth in our communities to engage in both physical and social activities for their health and well being. Parents and caregivers must continue to use good judgement in determining whether to allow their children to engage in activities where there is potential for close contact to occur.
This notice does not supersede any of the Governor’s executive orders or DECD Sector Rules, including but not limited to the rule requiring businesses to remove or close all amenities not essential to the main function of the business.
Playground Guidelines Link