Parks Department Survey: Would You Attend Indoor Programs This Winter? – ARLnow

Oct, 17th 2020 2:54 am, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

The Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation is asking residentsif they would attend indoor programs and classes this winter.

In an email sent yesterday, the parks department announced that as staff prepare for winter, they are exploring opportunities for safe indoor classes and programs.

The survey asks whether residents are comfortable attending or sending children to indoor programming, or whether they would rather stick with virtual activities.

Its really to take folks temperature, spokeswoman Susan Kalish said.

Whether the department hosts programs this winter isnot up to us its up to the guidelines, she said, referencing state health guidelines.

One guideline in Phase 3 of Gov. Ralph NorthamsForward Virginiaplan, initiated in August, tells establishments to keep 10 feet of distance between attendees when exercise activities, singing or cheering are involved. In all other settings, the minimum distance required is six feet.

Program sizes will besmaller and in some cases, due to constraints, particular classes may not be viable, Kalish said.

Community centers will have one-way entrances and exits, be reconfigured and cleaned more frequently, the email said.

Options for physical activities range from gymnastics to therapeutic adapted services, and other suggested topics for programming include history, music, science and discovery, languages and nature.

The parks department continues to offer virtual programsfor people of all ages, abilities and interests. For now, the department said outdoor spacesare open and it continues to run Programs in the Park(while the weather is good).

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