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City asking residents to practice effective social distancing at parks

Spring is here; let's stay healthy, safe

Post Date:03/23/2020 1:43 PM

The City of Vacaville is asking all of its residents to remember to practice and follow effective social distancing guidelines when visiting one of our many beautiful parks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With spring in full bloom and the weather improving on a daily basis, parks in Vacaville seem like a great place to escape the pressures of the current COVID-19 shelter at home orders that are in place, and they are. But at the same time, we all still need to maintain effective social distance protocols to assure a safe, healthy experience at places like Lagoon Valley, Andrews Park and other favorite neighborhood spots.

“We want residents to stay as active and healthy as they possibly can,” said City Manager Jeremy Craig. “But at the same time we need to make sure social distancing guidelines are being followed.”

Some communities around the Bay Area and the nation have closed their parks completely. In order to keep that from happening here in Vacaville, we’re asking our residents to do their best to maintain a safe distance from non-family members when visiting one of our parks.

“Social distancing is really physical separation of people,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “It just means physical separation so that you have space between you and others who might be infected and could infect you.”

Police, fire and other city personnel will be providing guidance and education should they see a circumstance where social distancing is not being practiced. The goal is not to be punitive, but to inform and educate everyone, and keep our parks open as long as possible during the covid-19 pandemic.

For more information on social distancing guidelines and the current COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.cityofvacaville.com/covid-19.