Adams County Playgrounds to Remain Closed
Adams County staff has worked closely with Tri-County Health Department on interpreting the Governor’s revised Safer at Home Order regarding the reopening of playgrounds. Adams County, in conjunction with Tri-County Health Department, has decided to keep playgrounds in Adams County parks and open space areas closed at this time. In making a decision on how to proceed, staff has considered several factors including:
- The Governor’s orders have included keeping state park playgrounds closed at this time in order to reduce community spread of COVID-19, but leaves the decision to open other municipal playgrounds to local officials.
- Should county playgrounds open, it is recommended staff limit the number of participants using the playground at any given time, however the county is not staffed to manage this.
- Should county playgrounds open, it is recommended they are sanitized frequently, however county staff is unable to do this safely.
In order to keep the playground surfaces safe and reduce community spread of COVID-19, the playgrounds in Adams County will remain closed. Staff will review this information as the situation evolves and update this decision if the data permits.