CITY OF EASLEY PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT COVID-19 RESPONSE
In efforts to restrict the spread of the COVID-19 virus, The City of Easley Parks and Recreation Department is taking proactive steps to protect the health and wellbeing of our community and our City’s workforce.
In a Sunday, March 15th 2020 press briefing, Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) made a series of recommendations to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Among those recommendations is to cancel, suspend, or modify large events and to take special precautions to protect groups at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
All city-sponsored events, rentals, activities, and programs involving public participation will be suspended until April 6th 2020. This suspension includes games and practices for all sports, weekend tournaments, fitness classes and access to the amenities at the Larry Bagwell Gym (i.e. courts and walking track). This suspension does govern rental groups such as Easley Little League, Easley Soccer Club and Palmetto State Flag Football League.
Again, closures and suspensions will be in effect until April 6th 2020 to coincide with Pickens County School District and City of Easley Administration. We will continue to evaluate and modify the closure schedule as necessary.
We understand these modifications may be disappointing as well as inconvenient and that they will have an economic impact on our communities, but they may save lives.
The City of Easley Parks and Recreation Department is also undertaking internal measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by increased procedures for sanitizing City facilities, focusing on door handles and other surfaces that sustain frequent contact.
Members of our community should also follow the guidance of the DHEC and Governor Henry McMaster. Specifically:
Stay home if you are sick.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and for at least 20 seconds each time.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
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