Town Playgrounds, Fields, and Athletic Courts Closed

Board of Health orders closures to prevent spread of Covid-19

(READING, MA) – Per order of the Board of Health, in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, ALL Town basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds, and athletic fields/ complexes will remain closed. Studies have shown that the virus can live on surfaces for several days creating a potential health risk since the Town does not disinfect these types of facilities. Also personal sporting equipment and sports balls could pose a risk and extreme caution should be exercised.

PARKS AND TRAILS WILL REMAIN OPEN SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Families are welcome to play in the parks (not in playgrounds) and use trails, but please do not engage in sports or activities that require physical or shared contact.
  • Practice social distancing and keep a 6-foot distance from others while playing in parks and using trails.
  • Wash your hands frequently.

This is a very difficult and stressful time, but we are a strong community, and by staying positive and working to support each other, we will get through this together.

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