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City of Las Vegas reopening playgrounds after pandemic forced closure

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Posted at 7:57 AM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 15:48:07-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The city of Las Vegas is opening its playgrounds in compliance with the governor’s recent directive. Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in our communities, visitors are asked to follow these simple steps to help keep our outdoor playgrounds safe, open and fun:

Wear a mask

Everyone 2 to 9 years of age is encouraged to wear a face covering. Those more than 10 years of age must wear a face covering. The face covering must cover the nose and mouth.

Maintain Distance

Maintain physical distance of 6 feet between individuals from different households and prevent crowding of children.

No Food or Drink

Do not eat or drink in the playground area to ensure face masks are always worn.

Know When to Stay Home

Elderly individuals or people with underlying medical conditions should avoid playgrounds when others are present.

Plan Ahead

Visit the park at different times or days to avoid crowds and waits.

Wash Hands

Wash or sanitize your hands before and after your visit to the playground.

Share Our Space

To avoid crowding and allow everyone to use this space, please limit your visit to 30 minutes when others are waiting.

“I am happy that we are now able to safely reopen our playgrounds for our families to use immediately,” Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman said. “I hope that everyone will abide by these guidelines so that the playgrounds will remain open for our children to enjoy.”

Signs are being installed at all city parks this week indicating the maximum occupancy for each playground and safety rules. The National Recreation and Park Association continues to encourage the safe use of parks and open spaces during the coronavirus pandemic, calling parks essential resources for health and wellness. Parks, trails, and open spaces can provide opportunities for physical activity while also providing opportunities for a break, health, and wellness. People are encouraged to use parks, trails, and open spaces safely while following current guidance.

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In addition, the city is working through the directive requirements to resume adult and youth sports competitions, games, matches and league play. The governor’s directive provides guidelines that are under review by the city. Prior to play resuming applicants must receive state approval.