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Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Public Lands Recreation and Forestry Updates

As everyone is finding ways to get outdoors the City has received multiple complaints from citizens regarding dogs not being cleaned up after, dogs off leash, and trail users not following common courtesies. Please join us in recreating responsibly and doing your part in ensuring responsible recreational opportunities for the community!

As the prevalence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dane County, we are using the best information we have to take proactive steps to protect the health of our community. We know that outdoor spaces are critical to the mental and physical health of our community, now more than ever. We are doing our best to maintain current level of services. Park visitors may want to bring hand sanitizer with them as they go out to our parks, just to be safe. At this time we are not able to wipe down playground equipment, tables or other surfaces at the parks. While at the park, it is important to maintain social distancing which means, limit contact of groups within six feet from each other for ten minutes or longer. Older adults, pregnant individuals, people with weakened immune systems, and people with underlying health conditions that are at increased risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are encouraged to take extra precautions. By minimizing non-essential contact, we can slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates To stay up-to-date on coronavirus (COVID-19), visit Public Health Madison & Dane County’s website:

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