NewsCoronavirus

Actions

Oakland County lifting ban on outdoor playground equipment, effective June 5

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-WXYZ.png
Posted at 1:44 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 13:44:03-04

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Oakland County Health Division is rescinding its ban on outdoor playground equipment, effective June 5.

Indoor playgrounds remain closed. Social distancing is still required at outdoor parks and recreational facilities.

Visitors must practice social distancing, wear a face covering, cover for coughs and sneezes and frequent hand washing.

They must do the following when visiting a park, beach, or recreational facility:
• Stay at least six feet from others at all times. This can make some open areas, trails, and paths
safer to use. Do not enter a crowded area.
• Minimize gathering with others outside of your household.
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the
bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• Keep hand sanitizer with you (at least 60% alcohol) for times when soap and water are not
available.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Read our daily Coronavirus Live Blog for the latest updates and news on coronavirus.

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Michigan, a timeline of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Southeast Michigan, and links to more information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the WHO.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Find out how you can help metro Detroit restaurants struggling during the pandemic.

See all of our Helping Each Other stories.

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.