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.