Problem Solver - August 2021
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Safe Havens in Public Places


There's no doubt that we've learned a lot over the past year about how to protect people from contagion. Social distancing measures, masks and more have been useful in preventing the spread of respiratory illness, especially in public places. There's a lot we can continue to do over the long term to help protect visitors to parks and other public places.

Q: We've weathered the pandemic year OK, but are concerned about protecting people from illness as things get back to normal. What should we consider?

A: Protecting visitors to and users of your facility from illness is an important goal. And with new variants of COVID-19 still sickening some in the population, you're wise to continue looking for ways to keep patrons safe. As the pandemic continues, some areas are likely to see spikes that will require a return to safety measures like social distancing.

Large park shelters can provide a smart way to keep people safe while also providing some shelter from the sun and weather. You'll be able to provide lots of different activities, from park programming to outdoor classrooms, while maintaining social distancing if needed.

Q: What else should we consider?

A: Premanufactured shelters make it simple to add easy social distancing and outdoor activities at your park or site. They're available in a tremendous range of styles and sizes, ensuring you'll find the perfect fit for your site.

In addition to larger shelters that can house groups while maintaining social distancing, you should consider looking for smaller shelters that allow people to socialize safely.

Don't forget to set up a reservation system if your site is popular and the shelters will be in high demand.

Finally, for some classes and programs, you'll need access to a power source. If you don't have electricity nearby, look for shelters that include the option of solar power, as well as lighting if your shelter is likely to be used after sunset.



FOR MORE INFORMATION

Classic Recreation Systems Inc.
800-697-2195
www.classicrecreation.com


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