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Old 05-22-2020, 10:06 AM
 
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With outdoor transmission seeming to not be a vector for Covid-19, have any states or counties opened their playgrounds? Or is there anywhere they never closed?

It seems ridiculous for indoor shopping, nail salons, and gyms to be open while playgrounds remain closed. We've seen that adults are hardly better at social distancing than children, and kids don't stand around having idle 45 minute virus-spreading conversations as adults are wont to do.

In case you hadn't guessed, our playgrounds are still closed.
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:17 AM
 
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No, ours remain closed in NC until phase 3 (end of June), but our public pools can open today at 5pm.

It's because they don't have any to sanitize the playground equipment.


ETA: though there is an outside ropes course that was allowed to open. It's up in the trees about an hour away from us. I took the kids last Sunday and it was a nice getaway and great physical exercise for them.
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:14 PM
 
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Ours are still closed too. I agree, it’s frustrating considering we know outside exposure risk is very low, UV light is said to the kill the virus on surfaces and surface exposure is said to not even be a significant risk. Golf course are open though.
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Old 05-22-2020, 04:26 PM
 
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Honestly, I see more at-risk people (over 65) chatting unmasked with each other on walks in my neighborhood than I have EVER seen random kids playing together on the playground.

My 6-year-old kids wear masks and hit the hand sanitizer immediately when I tell them to. Some florid-faced ranting a-holes in the supermarket could learn a thing or two about responsibility from them.

I guess playgrounds aren't essential to "the economy" so we can expect the indefinite closure to persist.
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:50 AM
 
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Honestly, I see more at-risk people (over 65) chatting unmasked with each other on walks in my neighborhood than I have EVER seen random kids playing together on the playground.

My 6-year-old kids wear masks and hit the hand sanitizer immediately when I tell them to. Some florid-faced ranting a-holes in the supermarket could learn a thing or two about responsibility from them.

I guess playgrounds aren't essential to "the economy" so we can expect the indefinite closure to persist.

What's funny is that our tennis courts and basketball courts are also open. Our neighborhood playgrounds get a lot of use but since they've been closed bikes are the big thing.

We take nighlty walks with the dog and we don't wear masks and neither does anyone else we happen to see. If I happen to go to the grocery, I wear a mask. My kids haven't been in a store in over two months. We might go to one this weekend as our state has gone into phase 2.
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:44 AM
 
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What's funny is that our tennis courts and basketball courts are also open. Our neighborhood playgrounds get a lot of use but since they've been closed bikes are the big thing.

We take nighlty walks with the dog and we don't wear masks and neither does anyone else we happen to see. If I happen to go to the grocery, I wear a mask. My kids haven't been in a store in over two months. We might go to one this weekend as our state has gone into phase 2.
We don't wear masks outdoors. Now if we were going to the zoo, the Old Market, any other crowded outdoor place, we would wear one.
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