Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has ordered the closure of all playgrounds as a precaution against COVID-19. Forest City Parks and Recreation announces the immediate closure of all park playground equipment until further notice. City Administrator Barb Smith said that the city was following the Governor’s orders.
Concern over un-sanitized playground equipment and play areas prompted the order by the Governor. Also the grouping together of children may bring about the unknowing spread of COVID-19.
Playground equipment, benches and picnic tables are not sanitized. In addition, all public restrooms are closed.
The Governor will notify the city and surrounding communities who also have playgrounds when the closure is to be lifted.