May 2020

NRPA Report Benchmarks Parks & Recreation Agencies

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) released a new report giving park and recreation professionals the data they need to be industry leaders while best serving their communities with its “2020 NRPA Agency Performance Review.” The report, along with its accompanying interactive and customizable online reporting tools, is a comprehensive resource of park and recreation data and insights that park leaders can use to compare their agency with those across the United States.

CDC Issues Guidance for Aquatic Venues During COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its “Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19,” which likely will become the basis for reopening guidelines provided by local public health officials, according to the World Waterpark Association (WWA).

Fitness Industry Leaders Reach Out to Governors on Safely Reopening

Following around a month of stay-at-home orders and forced closures across the country, many states have begun slowly opening for business. In order to help the more than 40,000 U.S. clubs—employing nearly 800,000 Americans before the shutdown—open as soon as is safely possible, IHRSA is reaching out to governors across the country. These efforts are putting the health of staff, members and communities first.

Ys Respond to COVID-19 With Food Distribution, Child Care Service

YMCAs across the country are meeting their core mission of bringing people together and fostering connections across communities by providing emergency services in response to the impact of COVID-19. Many Ys are providing emergency child care for health care workers and first responders, while others are providing food distribution to address food insecurity for children without access to school meals. I