CORONA VIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

WEST FARGO PARK DISTRICT

Veterans Memorial Pool, Rustad Recreation Center and Veterans Memorial Arena are open with limited access and capacity.

West Fargo Park District outdoor playgrounds are open.

SUMMER PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

The West Fargo Park District is committed ensuring the health and safety of our community throughout this pandemic. West Fargo Park District has created social distancing and group gathering guidelines for events and programs, in order to adhere to the ND Smart Restart Guidelines. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 concerns and work with state and local health officials to develop safe environment for all those who participate in a Park District event or program. Please remember, if you are not feeling well, stay home until all symptoms are gone.

Most programs will be begin on their scheduled start dates. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to be a very uncertain and ever changing situation, the West Fargo Park District had to make the difficult decision to CANCEL some events and programs. For a complete list of cancellations, please visit https://bit.ly/3gvkr4q.

The Park District Administrative Office is open to the public during regular business hours.

CITY OF WEST FARGO

The City of West Fargo is anticipating a phased return-to-work plan for employees in May, along with a phased plan to open up facilities to the public at a later date.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic has closed our facilities to members of the public, core services for the City of West Fargo has continued to be offered through alternative work settings,” said Tina Fisk, City Administrator. “I’m excited to move forward with a smart plan to get our staff safely back to the buildings and then opening back up to the public.”

For more details, please visit http://ow.ly/kV6950zu5FI.

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NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact North Dakota communities and its citizens, it is important to have access to information pertaining to both state and federal resources.

Questions? Call the Department of Health – Health Hotline at 1-866-207-2880 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7 days a week. Individuals who need medical advice should contact their health care provider.
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NATIONAL RECREATION AND PARK ASSOCIATION

Concerns about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continue to grip our nation. As organizations that support the power of parks and open spaces as essential resources for health and wellness, we understand that people may have questions and concerns about visiting their local parks, trails or open spaces at this time.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has flagged mental health as a top concern associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. We recognize that physical distancing may take a toll on our mental health, especially during high-stress and anxiety-producing global public health emergencies. We also know that parks provide a connection to the outdoors and green space as well as opportunities for physical activity which studies demonstrate reduces stress and improves mental health.

We believe that many parks, trails and open spaces can continue to be used in a safe manner that allows people to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits these spaces provide. In all instances, we recommend people follow local, state and national ordinances and guidelines regarding the use of these spaces and recognize that these vary from community to community.

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