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Outdoor playgrounds reopen under new state guidance

Posted at 11:30 AM, Sep 29, 2020

Outdoor playgrounds and other outdoor recreational facilities can reopen under the state’s guidance.

This new guidance does not apply to indoor playgrounds or family entertainment centers.

California defines outdoor playgrounds as being publicly accessible, free to enter and use, operated by a city, state, county or federal government, and typically includes recreational equipment.

The state says visitors must comply with the following requirements:

· 1. 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.

· 2. 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.

· 3. Caregivers must monitor to keep adults and children from different households at least 6 feet apart.

· 4. Consider coming on different times or days to avoid wait times and potential crowded times.

· 5. No eating or drinking in playground, to ensure face masks are worn at all times.

· 6. Wash or sanitize hands before and after using the playground.

· 7. Elderly and persons with underlying medical conditions should avoid playground when others are present.

· 8. Limit visit to 30 min per day when others are present

· Note: Facility operators should download and print this flyer to post at all outdoor playgrounds.