City-owned playgrounds reopening immediately

Playgrounds in Galesburg are now open following a new executive order signed Friday by Governor J.B. Pritzker giving local governments discretion to make the decision.

As the cases of COVID-19 in Knox County have been low overall and there have been no trends of spiking, the City of Galesburg made the decision to open all city-owned playgrounds immediately.

However, the following restrictions are in place:

  • The maximum limit of people in the playground area is 50.
  • Washing or sanitizing hands regularly is required.
  • Individuals on the playground should try and stay at least six feet apart from each other.
  • If physical distancing cannot be done, a face covering should be worn by anyone over the age of two.

Lastly, the city says playground equipment will not be disinfected so use it at your own risk.

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