COVID-19 Resources & Links
At VRPA, we know you are monitoring COVID-19 personally and professionally. We want to provide a few resources that may specifically help you, the park and recreation professional, as we map this territory together.
Vermont full guidance and updated Restart Memo here: https://accd.vermont.gov/news/update-new-work-safe-additions-be-smart-stay-safe-order
Vermont Restart Resources for ALL businesses as they are reopened: https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/business/restart
Vermont Sector-specific guidance: https://accd.vermont.gov/content/stay-home-stay-safe-sector-specific-guidance
Below are helpful links for more information
VT Stay Home, Stay Safe Order Updates
VT State Parks Management Manual - a guide for opening State Parks summer of 2020
Health Guidance for Vermont Summer, Childcare, and After School Programs:
Click Hereto read the new Guidelines
CDC Decision Tools for Summer Camps:
CDC has now released their official high level decision tools for a variety of settings including childcare, youth programs and summer camps, and workplaces. We'll be adding these to our recovery framework resources soon but wanted to share right away. See below!
Decision Tools for Schools and Child Care Programs:
Decision Tools for Business and Workplaces:
CDC Considerations for Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds:
ACA & VT Afterschool Resources:
NRPA Path to Recovery Framework:
VT Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation exposure control plan examples:
It has been recommended that every department/agency create an "exposure control plan" for facilities you re-open and programs you start to offer again.
VT Sample Documents from Communities
Resources from VT Organizations
VT Safe Kids Blog Links
4 H Distancing Learning www.facebook.com/events/206599380660272/
from CDC, NACCHO and NRPA
This situation continues to evolve with updates to the CDC website offered daily. It is important to refer to these resources as information is developing in real time.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resources
National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
Resources for the Field
· CDC Webinar: Answering 20 Questions about COVID-19, March 18, 2020 at 1 p.m. ET
· CDC Webinar: COVID-19 Update for CDC’s Private Sector Partners, March 19, 2020 at 3 p.m. ET
· Blog: FEMA Emergency Declaration: Public Assistance for COVID-19 Financial Impacts, NRPA, March 16, 2020
· Recommendation to track expenses incurred at the direction of local and state health officials
· Blog: Urban Park and Recreation Leaders Discuss Fast-Evolving Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic, NRPA, March 13, 2020
· Includes how agencies are addressing public use, operations, mitigation, vulnerable populations and employee issues.
· Blog: Coronavirus: What Impact Will COVID-19 Have on Parks and Recreation?, NRPA, March 4, 2020
· Podcast: How Park and Recreation Leaders are Addressing Coronavirus — Episode 61, NRPA March 10, 2020
· Statement: Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019, NRPA, March 4, 2020
· FRAC Webinar: Serving Meals During COVID-19: Out-of-School Time Partners, March 19, 2020 at 2 p.m. ET
· Blog: COVID-19 Guidance for Park and Recreation Sites that Operate USDA Child Nutrition Programs, NRPA, March 12, 2020
· Useful information for those who serve meals during out-of-school time.
· Blog: COVID-19 in Parks and Recreation: Supporting Community Health and Wellbeing During an Outbreak, NRPA, March 12, 2020
· Tips to encourage health and wellness for community members during social distancing.
· Blog: COVID-19 and Older Adults: Assisting Our Most Vulnerable Population, NRPA, March 16, 2020
· Includes suggestions on how to help older adults during this time.
· Guidance on Events and Social Gatherings
· As of March 16, 2020, the White House released guidance to avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people. The CDC is also directing to people to this guidance.
Park, Facility and Playground Resources
· Includes recommendations on athletic rooms
*At this time there are no specific recommendations for playgrounds and other outdoor equipment. NRPA is working with our contacts and partners to discern this guidance and will include it here once available.
· Guidance from CDC stating there is no evidence COVID-19 can be spread to humans through pools with proper operation, maintenance and disinfection.