Indian River district outdoor areas open to use with precautions

June 17, 2020

Indian River School District schools began reopening some outdoor areas for public use as of June 15, according to a district announcement.

Guidelines for use were provided to school districts as part of the governor’s Phase 2 reopening plan. Everyone is asked to adhere strictly to the following guidelines: Cloth face coverings must be worn in accordance with the state-of-emergency order; individuals or teams must have hand sanitizer readily available at all times; individuals who are not part of a household should maximize physical distance from others and remain at least six feet apart; and all individuals, when in public, should maximize physical distance from others.

Youth sports and other types of physical activity for children may resume provided that participants can social distance at all times during the activities. There can be no contact between participants and/or coaches. Participants should bring their own drinks and not use shared water fountains. Coaches and staff, if applicable, must wear cloth face coverings in accordance with the state-of-emergency order. Program coordinators should make hand sanitizer or hand-washing stations readily available for employees and participants. Programs utilizing school fields must submit a district facility use form prior to the first session.

Visitors must maintain proper social distancing while walking or running on the track.

Pickleball and tennis courts will be open to the public as long as participants maintain proper social distancing on the courts. Spectators must also follow social distancing guidelines. 

The Indian River School District team members greatly appreciate the community’s support, cooperation and understanding during the recent school closings related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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