MADISON, S.D. (KELO)- The COVID-19 pandemic shut down all parks and companies in March throughout the nation.
Because the calendar turned to Could, native and state governments started to reopen companies and parks.
The town of Madison is a type of native governments that’s permitting locations to reopen, together with their parks.
“Metropolis of Madison parks are open to the general public, we wish to encourage the social distancing and use warning on the widespread contact areas i.e. playgrounds and so on.., the restrooms are at present closed in any respect metropolis parks,” Madison Parks Foreman Mike McGillivray mentioned.
The town of Sioux Falls has achieved a ‘partial’ reopening of their parks as the general public can use them, however they aren’t open to organized sports activities.
Madison, nevertheless, has seen a low variety of coronavirus circumstances, which is why they’re permitting organized sports activities.
“If organizations need to apply on the metropolis complexes they should comply with some guidelines that Park and Recreation Park created with assist from the Metropolis of Madison Parks Division,” McGillivray mentioned.
The following step is an opportunity to play video games on the parks, which McGillivray says may very well be coming quickly.
“The Park Board agreed to, if there isn’t a rise in constructive COVID-19 circumstances to open the complexes to video games on June 1, however that may nonetheless want Metropolis of Madison Fee approval to host video games,” McGillivray mentioned. “The Park Board is planning a Could 12 assembly to debate video games and tournaments in-depth.”
As of Wednesday, Lake County has seen solely 4 circumstances, all of which have recovered.
“If the town of Madison or surrounding space sees a rise in constructive COVID-19 circumstances the town has the appropriate to halt all actions at any time,” McGillivray mentioned.
Because the pandemic rolls on, the town officers in Madison will maintain their concentrate on their residents.
“Metropolis officers, Metropolis of Madison Park Board, a number of Associations, and Metropolis of Madison Parks Division have been in fixed communication of what’s the very best suited strategy to deal with this case. Sadly, we don’t have an actual answer on to deal with this fashion, however we are attempting our utmost to let the Associations have a summer time season, however with security our #1 concern.”
Mike McGillivray- Parks Foreman, Metropolis of Madison
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