We wanted to take this opportunity to clarify some confusion regarding the playground openings. Please note that while the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) updated the covid19.ca.gov website and now indicates that outdoor playgrounds may be open, there are some restrictions.
“Playgrounds may remain open to facilitate physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise.”
The guidance document that was previously published by the CDPH is the controlling order we now have on the operations of outdoor playgrounds. The following components must be adhered to in order for a playground to be open:
- Face masks over the mouth and nose are required for everyone 2 years of age or older with caregiver supervision at all times to ensure face mask use.
- Do not use the playground when different households are unable to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or when the capacity limit has been reached.
- Caregivers must monitor to keep adults and children from different households at least 6 feet apart.
- Consider coming on different times or days to avoid wait times and potential crowded times.
- No eating or drinking in playground, to ensure face masks are worn at all times.
- Wash or sanitize hands before and after using the playground.
- Elderly and persons with underlying medical conditions should avoid playground when others are present.
- Limit visit to 30 min per day when others are present.
- The CDPH also highly recommended daily sanitization of the equipment.
When the Board discussed these requirements at the October 2020 meeting, they voted and approved the reopening of 8 locations to ensure the Association is meeting the minimum requirements.
The Board is doing their best to work within the parameters of the community budget and keeping in mind that all COVID-19 related expenses are not budgeted items. This is an ever-evolving issue, the Board will continue to review at each Board Meeting. We ask that you please respect the barricades in place for locations that are closed.
As a reminder, the following parks are open:
- Lomas Valley
- Village Square
- Round Canyon
- Valley Vista
- Tomato Springs
For additional information and questions, please visit https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Outdoor Playgrounds and other Outdoor Recreational Facilities.aspx