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June 4, 2020 at 11:45 a.m.

Wicomico County playgrounds to reopen Friday

SALISBURY, Md. - Wicomico County officials will reopen county playgrounds, effective Friday, June 5 at 8 a.m.

Playground visitors should practice social distancing and limit gatherings to 10 people or less. Visitors should practice proper hand hygiene prior to and following the use of playground equipment.

Park restrooms will remain closed, and visitors are advised to prepare accordingly.

Decisions made by county officials are fluid and can be changed at any time.

The Wicomico Recreation & Parks Department will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation through regular updates from the Wicomico County Health Department and the Department of Emergency Services. Updates will be shared with the press, as well as posted to department websites and social media outlets.

 

May 29, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

Wicomico County Health Department releases Guidelines for Limited Outdoor Youth Sports

SALISBURY, Md. - In response to Gov. Larry Hogan's announcement that outdoor youth sports may resume following appropriate CDC guidelines, the Wicomico County Health Department has approved guidelines for limited outdoor youth sports in Wicomico County. These guidelines, along with additional guidance from the governor's office and the CDC, can be found at the links below.

These guidelines are fluid and can be changed at any time as the Wicomico County Health Department continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation.

 

May 20, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

Wicomico County's Roaring Point and Cove Road beaches to reopen Friday

SALISBURY, Md. - Wicomico County officials will reopen Roaring Point and Cove Road beaches effective the morning of Friday, May 22.

Visitors must limit gatherings to 10 people or less and practice social distancing using guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC; https://www.cdc.gov/).

“We encourage people to get outside, but in a safe and responsible manner,” said Steve Miller, director of Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism. “Public cooperation with social distancing guidelines is critical in order to keep the beaches open.”

Parking is limited at both locations and park rangers will be enforcing parking rules.

Decisions made by county officials are fluid and can be changed at any time.

The Wicomico Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Civic Center department will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation through regular updates from the Wicomico County Health Department and the Department of Emergency Services. Updates will be shared with the press, as well as posted to department websites and social media outlets.

 

May 7, 2020 at 4:10 p.m.

Wicomico County begins to ease restrictions on park facilities

SALISBURY, Md. - In response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to broaden the list of permitted outdoor activities under the state’s Stay at Home order, Wicomico County officials have begun to ease restrictions on public use of park facilities.

In consultation with the County Executive’s Office and the Health Department, the department of Recreation & Parks will reopen the following facilities for public use, effective immediately:

Permitted outdoor activities include:

Park restrooms will remain closed, and visitors are advised to prepare accordingly.

The following facilities remain closed at this time:

Officials will revisit these closures in the coming days as conditions evolve.

Visitors must continue to limit gatherings to 10 people or less and practice social distancing using guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC; https://www.cdc.gov/) and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH; https://health.maryland.gov/).

“We encourage people to get outside and exercise, but in a safe and responsible manner,” said Steve Miller, director of Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism. “Public cooperation with social distancing guidelines at county parks remains critical.”

Decisions made by county officials are fluid and can be changed at any time.

The Wicomico Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Civic Center department will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation through regular updates from the Wicomico County Health Department and the Department of Emergency Services. Updates will be shared with the press, as well as posted to department websites and social media outlets.

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