Parks & Recreation Face Covering Order 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. As long as a six feet physical distancing can be maintained, face coverings are not required while playing tennis.
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 entering and exiting the facility, and while lounging by the side of the pool. Patrons do not need to wear a mask if they are in the water or actively moving to and from the water.
Q: Does my child have to wear a face covering while participating in Camp Goodwater?
A: Children ages 10 or older are required to wear a face covering while participating in Camp Goodwater. Campers will not be required to wear it when engaging in physical activity outside, as long as six feet physical distancing can be maintained. It is strongly recommended that campers under the age of 10 wear a face covering over their nose and mouth, when six feet physical distancing cannot be maintained.
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 it is not possible to maintain distancing of six feet or more from others not from your household.
Q: What happens if I’m not wearing a mask in a City facility where I should be?
A: Per the City of Georgetown order, patrons who are unwilling to abide by the order will be asked to leave. If they refuse to leave, the establishment can contact Georgetown police to have the individual escorted from the facility.
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: Yes, patrons should 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
- Withdraw from Camp Goodwater
- 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: All events must comply with current orders/protocols. As of the coverings are required. In compliance with the governor’s Executive Order GA-29, face coverings are required when attending events at these facilities.