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According to a press release, officials used a risk assessment tool developed by Johns Hopkins University to determine the risk of transmission based on several factors. As a result of that data, five of the city’s 22 facilities will remain closed since they do not meet the criteria needed to reopen.
- Hamilton (Exception: Indoor pool will be open to the public)
- Stella Walsh
- Camp George Forbes
The indoor pools at the other remaining locations will reopen. However, outdoor pools, spray basins and splashpads will stay closed for the summer. The same goes for basketball courts, tennis courts and raquetball. Open gym use is also prohibited.
The youth baseball academy will resume. However, teams will not travel for practice or games. The summer camp program is cancelled for this year. Other activities and programs will be available but with new restrictions. Field trips are not allowed.
Playgrounds will remain closed and large organized events are banned at the parks since they can’t be properly enforced.
And finally, the free lunch program will still be offered at all of the rec centers.