COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Information & Updates

The health and safety of our community, program participants, and staff remain our top priority. For local updates, including case count, news releases, testing options, local public health mandates, additional resources and information on how you can help protect yourself and others around you, please visit the Valdez Unified Command website.

Participant Safety Guidelines

We ask that all program participants and facility users please abide by the following activity and facility guidelines for the health and safety of our community, participants, and staff. These measures have been put in place to keep our facilities and programs open and available to the community. 

  • Stay at home and do not visit any facility or participate in programming:
    • If you or anyone in your household feel ill or are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
    • If you have knowingly been in contact with a suspected positive case of COVID-19 within the past 14-days.
    • Within 72-hours of exhibiting a fever 100.4 or higher.
  • Face masks or cloth face coverings are required at all times, including during physical activity, for all patrons over the ages of 5. No exceptions will be made at this time.
  • Sanitize your hands upon entry to all facilities and regularly throughout your visit.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water on a regular basis.
  • Maintain a physical distance of six (6) feet from all non-household members.
  • Vulnerable individuals are discouraged from participating in all Parks & Recreation programs at this time.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fever of 100.4 or higher
Sore throat
Chills
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Muscle or body aches
Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
Congestion or running nose
Unusual fatigue


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Helping to Protect Our Community

To best help protect the health and safety of our community, participants, and staff, Valdez Parks & Recreation has implemented the following cleaning and safety measures.

  • Staff and facility specific health and cleaning protocols. 
  • Physical distancing measures.
  • Face masks or cloth face coverings required at all times - including during physical activity.
  • Enhanced sanitation and hygiene protocols, including cleaning equipment, restrooms/locker rooms and high-touch surfaces on an increased basis.
  • Modified programs and activities, to keep participants active and engaged.
  • Modified check-in process for registration based or instructor led programs, where participants and parents/guardians will be asked to answer a series of health screening questions relating to COVID-19 for the participant. The answers will be recorded on the sign-in sheet. 
  • Contact tracing sign-in sheets for all drop-in based programs (gyms, rock wall, etc.), where participants and/or parents/guardians will be asked to sign-in with their first and last name, and provide a valid contact number in the event of any potential exposure.
  • Increased signage throughout all facilities.


Activity/Facility Restrictions & Status

  1. Gym & Rock Wall Activities
  2. Parks & Trails
  3. Recreation Center
  4. Recreation Programs
  5. Swimming Pool

STATUS:

OPEN w/ RESTRICTIONS


Gym & Rock Wall Activities are currently open to the public on a modified and limited basis with increased hygiene, cleaning and sanitation, and physical distancing protocols. To see what gym and rock wall activities are currently being offered and to register, please visit our online catalog.

General Guidelines

Contact Tracing:
Participants are required to sign-in with first/last name, and phone #.
Face Coverings:
Required at all times; including during all physical activity.
Physical Distancing:
Please maintain physical distancing of six (6) feet.
Restrooms:
Open with increased cleaning.
Drinking Fountains:
Closed at this time. Please come prepared with a full bottle of water.
Max. Capacity:All activities are limited to 20 participants at this time.
Facility Rentals:
No rental requests are being accepted at this time.


Activity Specific Guidelines

Adult Volleyball:All games limited to 4x4. 
Adult Basketball:Not offered at this time.
Pickleball:No activity specific restrictions at this time.
Rec Gym:Not offered at this time.
Rock Wall:Limit of 20 climbers; climbers must sanitize their hands before and after each climb.