Coronavirus - Covid-19 Information

 

Jamestown Parks and Recreation announces it will extend the closure of all programming, rentals, permitted events and facilities except the OnTRAC Learning Center to the public following state and school district closures indefinitely.  The Jamestown Parks and Recreation main office will remain open Monday – Friday from 7:30am – 4:30pm.  We will no longer be allowing any walk-in traffic.  Contact information for the main office is 701-252-3982 and office@jamestownparksandrec.com.   TRAC will post facility related COVID-19 updates as well as At-Home Workouts, Recipes and more on their website www.tracjametown.com


We are empathetic to those who are disheartened or frustrated regarding the closing of facilities and the interruptions of activities. However, we value and trust the knowledge and advice of the Public Health officials approach to implement social distancing measures.


Policies and procedures are currently being developed to accommodate our members regarding our program fees, facility rentals and facility memberships.  All memberships at TRAC have been put on suspend until we know when we are opening.  When we have more information regarding this, we will give everyone appropriate notice to make changes to their memberships. All programming and rentals during this time will be credited to accounts or refunded.  We will be in contact with anyone who has reservations during the time of our closure as soon as we know more.  Please allow 30 days from the date of reopening for processing.  As always, we will do our best to accommodate all our users in the fairest ways possible.


Our tremendous fitness staff has been putting together workout plans, relaxation exercises, quick and easy recipes and more to be posted on Facebook page and website www.tracjamestown.com to keep everyone as healthy and active as possible.  


JPRD will follow CDC and ND Department of Health recommendations to ensure we are making well informed decisions.  We will continue to give regular updates to inform the community of our operations.


Concerns about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continue to grip our nation. Jamestown Parks and Recreation District (JPRD) supports the power of parks and open spaces as essential resources for health and wellness and understands that people may have questions and concerns about visiting parks, trails, or open spaces at this time.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has flagged mental health as a top concern associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. Social distancing may take a toll on our mental health, especially during high-stress and anxiety-producing global public health emergencies. Parks and open spaces provide a connection to the outdoors as well as opportunities for physical activity which studies demonstrate reduces stress and improves mental health.


Parks, trails, and open spaces can continue to be used in a safe manner. At this time, there are no restrictions on the use of local parks, trails, and open spaces. There are a few JPRD park spaces that are not yet opened due to seasonal restrictions.


JPRD encourages all outdoor space enthusiasts to take part in outdoor recreation and to follow these recommendations:

 - Refrain from using parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.

- Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails.

- Prepare for limited access to public restrooms, portable restrooms or water fountains.

- While on trails, warn other users of your presence and step aside to let others pass.

- If you are on a playground or are using outdoor fitness equipment, please practice social distancing and use your
  own hand sanitizer when you are done. You may also choose to use your own bacterial wipes to wipe off any
  surfaces prior to playing.

- Having dogs in a park, trail, or open space is allowed, but residents are reminded that dogs are required to be on
  a leash at all times in accordance with park district ordinances.

- Follow CDC guidance on the recommended size of social gatherings including outdoor picnicking, pick-up sports
  and other group hangouts, and maintain proper physical distance at all times.

- Observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other individuals at all times. If this is 
   not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.


Be patient, be kind.

 

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