pARK AND RECREATION COVID-19 RESOURCES
The Arizona Parks and Recreation Association (APRA) is continuing to monitor the developments concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19). Currently , there are no plans to postpone or cancel any events at this time. We want you to know that we are most conscious of current public health concerns and your safety is always paramount .
APRA recognizes the gravity of the situation , and should circumstances change or need to change – whether based on a governmental decree or otherwise –we will examine all options necessary for the safety and well-being of the APRA family in mind. Currently, there are no governmental limitations on domestic travel or restrictions imposed on international inbound travel beyond those already in place; therefore, unless the CDC, State of Arizona or local authorities impose gathering restrictions, scheduled events will likely go on. Should restrictions be announced, APRA will communicate options for on-line training or course postponement.
Our leadership team is closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) updates regarding COVID-19 and following their recommendations on the appropriate health and safety measures. We have well-established hygiene standards and daily cleaning procedures for all upcoming on-site training classes to address both general cleanliness and disinfection.
We understand your respective towns and cities may be restricting travel and APRA will certainly consider that with our determinations. At this time, our current refund policy stands. As the past few days has shown, information changes hourly so we remain cautiously optimistic.
We stand vigilant, together as a profession and the example we set for the state by our response and resolve for cooler heads to prevail; knowledge (and good hygiene!) is power.
Stay on top of the latest developments by monitoring local communications on the APRA Forums page.
APRA Office and Programs
The APRA Office is closed and its staff is working remotely. Emails are the best way to reach us. APRA is following the CDC Employer Response Recommendations for its office and events, and eliminating non-essential travel through May.
All in-person workshops scheduled through May have been cancelled or rescheduled, some as webinars. See the list of upcoming APRA Workshops and Webinars, including FREE Virtual Roundtables by viewing the event calendar.
Members may post specific questions and responses in the interactive forum of the APRA Forum page linked above and watch for other relevant news and updates on the APRA Facebook page and future email blasts.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resources
Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready
Other Federal, National, World Resources
General Park and Recreation Resources
Health & Wellness Guidance Resources
Park, Facility, Playground and Maintenance Resources
At this time there are no further recommendations for playgrounds and other outdoor equipment. Check with your playground/equipment manufacturer for cleaning and sanitizing instructions.
How Parks and Recreation Are Engaging Their Communities
Nutrition & Food Distribution Resources
Children & Family Resources