For Immediate Release
March 24, 2020
City Playgrounds Closed to Reduce Potential Spread of Coronavirus
TROY, NY – In accordance with recommendations issued from New York State regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the Department of Parks and Recreation today announced the precautionary closure of playground facilities at all city-owned parks until further notice.
Additionally, all basketball courts will also be closed, effective immediately. The closure of playground facilities and basketball courts will help reduce the spread of Coronavirus and protect the health of Troy residents and families.
City-owned parks will remain open and accessible. The public is reminded to follow all recommendations and guidance from state and federal health officials, including social/physical distancing and avoiding large gatherings.
This information is subject to change based on new guidance or mandates from state and federal health officials.
Public notification will be provided of any changes to City services and operations. Updates will be published through the City’s community email service and official social media channels.
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Please use the following simple steps to help stop the spread of coronavirus and other respiratory viruses:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
For questions or concerns about COVID-19, call the NYS Department of Health hotline at (888) 364-3065.
For more information coronavirus, including symptoms, steps to prevent illness, and common questions, please visit the NYS DOH website at www.ny.gov/coronavirus or the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.
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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
[email protected] / (518) 279-7131