By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)– In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, for the health and safety of our residents and customers, the Town of Apple Valley is suspending all Recreation Department programs and events including Special Apples, A.S.A.P., Spring/Day Camp, and aquatic programming, beginning March 16 through March 31.
All recreation and community center buildings will also be closed, and all private facility rentals will be canceled March 16 through March 31.
All other Town government services and hours of operation remain normal, including Animal Services. Open air parks will also remain open to the public.
The regular Town Council meeting will take place as scheduled on March 24. However, the community is encouraged to watch online at www.applevalley.tv or on Frontier channel 29 or Charter Spectrum channel 186.
While there have been no cases of coronavirus reported in the community to date, these closures and cancellations are a form of proactive social distancing intended to help protect the health and safety of our user groups, residents and employees.
Public health agencies are advocating for social distancing measures to “flatten the curve,” a term that describes the action to delay, or prevent, the rapid spread of the coronavirus in order to avoid overwhelming hospitals and healthcare workers. Protective measures include: frequent hand washing, avoiding shaking hands, avoiding assembling in large or dense crowds, and staying home if you become sick.
“The Town is closely monitoring the situation and is working closely with various federal, state and local government and health agencies,” said Mayor Scott Nassif. “We recognize this is a rapidly changing matter of importance to our community and we will continue to communicate with our residents and customers as information is made available.”
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