Playgrounds and Picnic Areas Reopen

From the Mailing List archive (subscribe here).

Hopefully by now you’ve heard that Governor Ducey has released additional executive orders which rescind, modify, or update previous orders,  In general, there is an easing of some of the previous restrictions along with additional guidance, and some timelines exist for future adjustments.

In accordance with his new executive orders, and based on numerous opinions from a variety of sources, Rio Crossing will remove the “caution tape” and prohibitive signs at playgrounds and picnic areas throughout the community’s common areas in the next day or so.

However, new signs will be placed which advises and reminds visitors to those spaces that certain precautions are still required, and that use of common area space remains at your own risk.  The following guidelines should be followed at a minimum:

  • If you are sick (not just with COVID-19,but with any potentially contagious disease), stay away from playgrounds, picnic areas, and other common areas to the extent possible.
  • Continue to observe social/physical distance guidelines of 6-foot separation in these areas.
  • Avoid these areas if you are in a high risk category.  This includes adults 65 or older and people of any age who have serious underlying conditions.
  • While visiting/utilizing these areas, don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • After leaving these areas, use hand sanitizer and/or wash your hands (recommended washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds).

Additional public health guidance is available from sources such as the Center for Disease ControlArizona Department of Health ServicesUS Department of Labor, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

As situations warrant, we’ll continue to update you through this mailing list and the various community social media venues.

Please do your part to stay healthy and reduce the risk of becoming infected, and be watchful of those who need supervision.