COVID-19: PARD Facility and Program Updates
UPDATED March 10, 2021
Effective Wednesday, March 10, all COVID-19-related restrictions on businesses and the statewide mask mandate will be lifted per Executive Order GA-34 executed by Gov. Greg Abbott on March 2.
Our focus remains on protecting our customers and staff while providing the highest level of customer service. The City will no longer limit visitors to most facilities, though we will continue following these safety measures:
- Face coverings worn by staff and visitors
- Staff health screenings
- Hand sanitizing stations
- Enhanced sanitization schedules
- Safe-spacing, floor markers
- Physical distancing
Rentals are now available at 100% capacity. The Parks and Recreation Administration Office lobby is now open.
Face covering requirements
Establishments can lawfully require people entering their property to wear masks, including their employees. If a customer refuses, the business can ask that person to leave. If the customer refuses, the business may escalate the issue to a trespassing infraction, which can include law enforcement.
The City is opening all facilities to the public effective March 10. Visitors to City facilities will be required to wear a mask and will be required to maintain social distance while interacting with City staff, per City Council direction.
Additionally, City of Georgetown staff, contractors, and volunteers will be required to wear a mask when social distance can’t be kept and when interacting with members of the public. Staff also will be required to go through health screenings at all of our facilities, and plexiglass, signage encouraging safety measures, and distancing stickers will remain in place.
We encourage everyone to keep doing your part to protect one another and help stop the spread of COVID-19:
- Wear a mask
- Practice social distancing
- Wash your hands
Questions? Check out the Parks and Recreation FAQ page regarding masks.
In response to COVID-19, Georgetown Parks and Recreation has modified its program offerings in accordance with state and local guidelines to provide the safest possible environment for participants and staff. These guidelines will apply to all instructor-led programs offered by Georgetown Parks and Recreation.
For additional details about City services and COVID-19-related information, visit bit.ly/COVID19GTX.
Below are some tips from the CDC and the National Parks and Recreation Association about using parks and amenities as they reopen:
- Maximize physical distance from others and stay at least 6 feet away from others
- Bring your own water and hand sanitizer
- Follow any posted facility-specific guidelines as well as CDC guidelines
- Don’t visit parks or facilities if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19
- Don’t gather in crowded areas
Virtual Recreation and Resource Center
Looking for some fun activities you can do at home while our facilities are closed? Georgetown Parks and Recreation is still your go to resource for staying healthy and connected. Visit our Virtual Recreation and Resource Center for virtual fitness videos, craft ideas, water safety resources and more!