30-2020 In the Matter of Adopting a Temporary Policy to RestrictActivities at County Parks in Response to COVID-19.pdf For immediaterelease March 24, 2020
COUNTY ADOPTS TEMPORARY ORDER RESTRICTING COUNTY PARKS ACTIVITIES
On Tuesday, March 24, the Board of Commissioners of Columbia County approved Order 30-2020 adopting a temporary policy to restrict activities at County Parks in response to Covid-19, effectively immediately.
During the BOC’s 10 a.m. daily meeting, Commissioner Margaret Magruder moved and Commissioner Henry Heimuller seconded to approve Order 30-2020. The Motion carried unanimously.
Under the order, Big Eddy Park shall now be closed. All outdoor sports courts and playground equipment areas in County Parks shall also be closed.
All other County Parks will remain open for day use, but will be closed to camping, with the exception of Scappoose RV Park and Hudson-Parcher Park. Long-term camping will be allowed at those parks in designated areas with prior approval of a County application.
Citizens who wish to use the open recreation areas still available in County Parks must strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines as recommended by the CDC, including remaining at least six feet away from other individuals.
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