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At FRPA, we know you are monitoring the Coronavirus personally
professionally as government employees. We wanted to provide a few resources that may specifically help you, the park and recreation professional, as we map this territory together.
Florida-Specific Community Mitigation
from the CDC
Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Toolkit
Florida Department of Health
- official news and updates local to Florida - includes up to date confirmed or presumptive cases and number of people being monitored
CDC Official General Updates
CDC's Childcare Guidance page
- guidance and resources for afterschool/ spring break camp providers
Resources for childcare workers and policy makers
- from ChildCare Aware of America
- share what your best practices are for ensuring your playspaces, inside and outside, are kept sanitized and safe and what you are doing in regards to large community events or gatherings
CDC's Coronavirus Fact Sheet
- download and use as needed.
World Health Organization Updates
Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
- standards for food service and those places that have cafes
If you do not currently have indoor/outdoor playground cleaning standards there are many best practices in the internet via a
simple google search
Event Cancellation Insurance
- your large events should consider this
LSI Playground Disinfection Recommendations
Make your own Hand Sanitizer
Golf Course Safety
NRPA Playgrounds and Play Structures Statement
As we hear of additional resources specific to park and recreation professionals, public space managers, childcare workers, etc., we will communicate this with you. Stay well and wash your hands!
4/9/20 | 2PM
Programming While Social Distancing:
Creative Strategies to Engage Communities
with City Parks Alliance
Free | 1 Hour
Every Wednesday | 1pm
Coronavirus Forum Webinar from International Festivals and Events Association
Free | 1 Hour
Agencies with closings and cancellations
Check out this google doc and add your own closures.
Florida State Parks
Miami and Miami Dade County
Palm Beach County
St Pete Beach
Ideas for Interacting with Your Community During this Time
Many of these ideas use little or no additional resources. Don't let webcasting scare you! It is fairly easy and can be absolutely free. If your agency has a Facebook page, that is the easiest place to host a live event or class. If you want more control over who sees it, Zoom and Cisco Webex offer free platforms to host an online gathering.
Host a daily "PE" time for kids via social media or a webinar platform. This can be an uploaded video, live, or a list of activities to do.
Give tours via your phone camera of facilities and post them on your social media for viewers (
Host an educational session with an animal in your care such as rehabilitating owls or turtles at your nature park.
Post a picture of one of your facility or park features (a dugout, fountain, treehouse, slide, etc.) and encourage a short story to be written using the item pictured as the scene. This can be for all ages!
Host a Coffee Chat and invite your active adults who are able to get on the computer to meet with others.
Participate in the City Nature Challenge!
Share your ideas!
What Agencies are Doing in Response to Park and Facility Closures and Program Cancellations
Check out what agencies are doing for their communities by means of virtual interactions. Some of these screenshots include ideas for connecting with your community for recreation or alternate programming and others are ways to communicate with your public in easy, comprehensible ways that do not allow for misinterpretation. Also,
follow @frpagram on Instagram
and check our Highlights reel for more ideas!
Palm Beach County
- healthy thoughts
St. Pete Beach
- social services
411 Office Plaza Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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