RPCA Programs Suspended March 14 Through March 21
For Immediate Release: March 13, 2020
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities
(RPCA) continues to work closely with the Alexandria Health Department to
ensure the health and safety of Alexandria residents, visitors, and
staff. The Alexandria Health Department is advising that there is
currently no evidence of community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019
(COVID-19) and the general public in Alexandria is at low risk for
infection. However, due to the closure of schools
in the Washington area region, including Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS),
RPCA has had to evaluate its program delivery capabilities and the impact on
staff and instructor availability.
As a result, all indoor programs, classes and activities
produced by RPCA are suspended Saturday, March 14 through Saturday, March 21. This
includes afterschool programming and the Out of School Time program. Credits will be issued for any missed activities during
this time. Throughout the one week programming break, RPCA will continue
to evaluate which services can be offered going forward and will provide an update prior to March 21.
All City of Alexandria parks and RPCA facilities
remain open for daily use during normal operating hours. Visit alexandriava.gov/95493 for operating hours and amenities. In accordance with
existing RPCA guidelines, children under the age of 12 who are not
participating in a supervised program must be accompanied by an adult when
visiting facilities. For programs and activities not produced by RPCA, and
private rentals taking place in RPCA facilities, please contact the event
organizer or affiliate organization for status updates.
As recommended by health officials, doorknobs, water
fountains, and counter surfaces are being cleaned multiple times daily
using cleaning agents with higher levels of disinfectant and hand sanitizing
products are available in facility common areas. As a safeguard, it is
advised to regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20
seconds, particularly after sneezing, coughing, or using the restroom.
Registration for spring and summer classes, programs and
activities taking place April through August will continue as scheduled.
Registration will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18 for residents and
Friday, March 20 for nonresidents.
Please visit alexandriava.gov/Recreation for RPCA program and
facility operating status updates.
Visit alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus for information from the Alexandria Health Department.
For reasonable disability accommodation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.746.5429, Virginia Relay 711.
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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/114161.