Cleaning your Playground
IN LIGHT OF CURRENT HEALTH CONCERNS, WE ARE REFERENCING IMPORTANT CLEANING GUIDELINES LISTED BELOW:
An essential part of operating a park or public space relates to the health and safety of staff, volunteers, and visitors. While the COVID-19 situation is still very fluid, many parks remain open for day-use, causing concern about how to properly disinfect public playgrounds. It is important to remember that any public facility is only as clean as the last person who touched it. Therefore, a good portion of your safety procedures rely on you and using your best judgement.
In the abundance of caution, we recommend posting signs at public gathering spaces highlighting the current CDC guidelines, including:
· Avoid gathering in groups of greater than 10 people,
· Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time.
· Avoid touching your face.
· If you’re sick with any ailment, stay home. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
· When in public, maintain a social distance of at least six feet.
· Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it away. If you don’t have a tissue, use your elbow.
· Clean your hands with a CDC approved hand sanitizer after touching public equipment
In regard to appropriate disinfectants we refer to the recommended precautions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to maintain clean and sanitary public spaces. Please note: Bleach is one of the disinfectants recommended and may damage paint/plastic and/or surfacing. Check labels for product safety, recommended use, and compatibility with surfaces.