The need for paid leave for those impacted by COVID-19 is important during this time. Unfortunately, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act failed to provide public sector employers with the financial resources to make this leave possible. Ask your members of Congress to correct this issue.
NRPA understands the important value playgrounds and play structures provide to communities across the country, but given the current situation and the guidance from public health officials on physical distancing, we believe that playgrounds and play structures should temporarily close in an effort to reduce community spread.
Infographic on Physical Distancing in Parks and Trails (To copy or share the image, click on it to open the full size in a new tab, then right click the image and choose “save as” or copy and paste into a document.)
Image Credit: National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) www.nrpa.org
Note, we've updated our language to say "physical distancing" instead of "social distancing" as it is a more accurate description and is the term recommended by the World Health Organization. Keeping physical distance is essential for mitigating the spread of COVID-19, but that doesn't mean we have to socially disconnect from one another.
Countries, territories or areas with COVID-19 cases reported in the last 7 days, 30 March 2020. Source: World Health Organization.
NRPA Response to COVID-19
NRPA is following the CDC employer response recommendations for our offices as well as NRPA-sponsored events. We have eliminated non-essential travel through May 31 and our staff is teleworking for the time being.