Kellogg keeps playgrounds closed

| May 21, 2020 2:47 PM

KELLOGG –– The City of Kellogg re-taped off their playground equipment in their city park on Wednesday, despite varying opinions that they should be reopened.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, the City released the following statement on their official Facebook page:

One of our community members asked a question about the caution tape around the playground equipment in our City Parks. We regret placing restrictions on any of our facilities, but the City of Kellogg has elected to follow the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Protection in this case. We are reevaluating these decisions on a regular basis, but for the time being the CDC recommendations below will be followed.

  • Do not use playgrounds, including water playgrounds, located within local, state, or national parks.

Using playgrounds might lead to the spread of COVID-19 because:

  • They are often crowded and could easily exceed recommended guidance for gatherings.
  • It can be challenging to keep surfaces clean and disinfected.
  • The virus can spread when young children touch contaminated equipment and then touch their hands to their eyes, nose, or mouth.