Parks & Recreation Face Covering FAQ
Q: Is a mask required at the Georgetown Recreation Center and Georgetown Tennis Center?
A: Yes, all employees, members and guests are required to wear a mask or face covering while inside the facilities.
Q: Do I need to wear a mask while working out in the fitness room, participating in a fitness class, while on the walking track and while playing pickleball and racquetball at the Recreation Center?
A: Yes, masks are required in all areas of the facility regardless of the activity.
Q: How does this impact outdoor pools?
A: Pool patrons must wear face coverings while using the restrooms. Patrons do not need to wear a mask if they are on the pool deck or in the water.
Q: Does my child have to wear a face covering while participating in camps?
A: Children ages 10 or older are required to wear a face covering while participating in indoor activities at camps. Campers will not be required to wear it when outdoors. It is strongly recommended that campers under the age of 10 wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when indoors.
Q: What about while participating in other programs?
A: Face coverings are required for those ages 10 and older while participating in all indoor programs.
Q: Is a mask required at parks and splash pads?
A: Face coverings are required when using park restrooms.
Q: What happens if I’m not wearing a mask in a City facility where I should be?
A: Patrons who are unwilling to wear a mask will be asked to leave. If the customer refuses to comply or leave the premise, this may be considered a trespassing infraction, which will result in law enforcement issuing a criminal trespass warning.
Q: What if wearing a face covering poses a health risk?
A: The requirement of a face covering does not apply if covering the nose and mouth poses a significant mental or physical health, safety or security risk to the individual, such as anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.
Q: Can I wear a face shield?
A: No, face shields are not a substitute for cloth face coverings. Face coverings should cover the mouth and nose, such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana or handkerchief.
Q: Are patrons still required to practice social distancing?
A: It is recommended that patrons maintain six feet of separation from other individuals outside their household, to the extent feasible when inside the facility.
Q: I’d like to cancel my membership or withdraw from a program.
A: You may cancel your membership or withdraw from a program without penalty. You have the following options:
- Cancel your membership
- To withdraw from a program, please contact the Recreation Center at 512-930-3596.
Q: I’m hosting an event at the Community Center/Garey House. Do my guests have to wear masks?
A: The use of masks is recommended, but not required, for private events.