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Apr 12

Reminder: Fields and Playgrounds Closed

Posted on April 12, 2020 at 11:22 AM by Sarah Wilkinson


Due to the threat of COVID-19 spreading, Summit School District and Summit County Public Health would like to remind everyone that all playgrounds are closed per the amended Colorado Public Health Order issued on April 9, 2020.  Town and other school districts throughout the state have closed their playgrounds in response to the COVID-19 threat and the Public Health Order. Additionally, the Summit School District has closed all internal and external facilities to public use until further notice. This includes fields that are clear of snow. This closure is in response to concerns and observations of many persons gathering at these facilities and social distancing measures not being followed.

The Public Health Order does allow persons to engage in outdoor activity, such as, walking, hiking, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, biking or running by yourself or with persons in your immediate household so long as 6 feet of separation can be achieved. Consider wearing a face covering, especially if unable to ensure 6 feet of separation from others such as on a bike path or trail.