May 4, 2020 (Moscow, Idaho) -- The City of Moscow will be opening Youth Activities as defined by Governor Brad Little's Stay Healthy Order and the Idaho Rebounds - Our Path to Prosperity. As defined by the Order, Plan, and published protocol, Youth Activities include youth day camps that also provide childcare for working parents, and youth sports, music, religious, scouting, and other organized youth activities.
Youth organizations are encouraged to become familiar with Governor Little's Order, Guidelines and Protocols and to develop plans for activities and to make those plans available to staff, partners, and the youth they serve. Requirements for safe participation in the activities should also be posted on the organization's website and at the facility. Plans should include the following elements based on guidance from the State of Idaho and as recommended by the CDC. Those guidelines include methods to maintain social distancing of 6 feet or more and protocols to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19.
The City of Moscow is working on plans for City-sponsored youth activities that comply with the Governor's order and will announce activities that will be made available as those plans are finalized. Other youth activity organizations may use the outdoor facilities provided by the City for those activities noted in the Idaho Rebounds Plan and clarifying documentation by scheduling those facilities as they typically would.
Playgrounds are anticipated to be opened by the City in Stage 2 of the Idaho Rebounds Plan tentatively scheduled for May 16, as at that time, guidelines allow for gatherings of less than ten people with appropriate social distancing.
Story Contact: Dwight Curtis, Parks and Recreation Director