City playgrounds, bathrooms to open Friday, Oct. 16

Julie Reichle

The tot playground near the Piedmont Recreation Department was cordoned off for more than six months earlier this year.

After months of being off limits, Piedmont’s city playground areas will be open starting Friday, Oct. 16. School playgrounds remain closed for public use.

The state announced the loosening of restrictions on Sept. 28. The city will not be monitoring the parks, but said in an email to residents that it will close the play areas again if the following rules aren’t being followed.

— Face masks over the mouth and nose are required for everyone 2 years of age or older with caregiver supervision at all times to ensure face mask use.

— Maintain distance. Keep a physical distance of 6 feet between individuals of different households and prevent crowding of children.

— Consider coming on different times or days to avoid wait times and potential crowded times.

— No eating or drinking in playground, to ensure face masks are worn at all times.

— Wash or sanitize hands before and after using the playground.

— Elderly and persons with underlying medical conditions should avoid playground when others are present.

— Limit visit to 30 min per day when others are present to avoid crowding and to allow everyone to enjoy the space.

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