Updated 7/21 8 a.m.
Most statewide COVID-19 related restrictions are no longer in effect. This is big news for our staff and our community. Here’s what is effective June 30:
- Building capacity limits are no longer in place.
- Physical distancing is not required, however, it is still encouraged.
- Face masks are optional for community members and most employees. They will not need to volunteer vaccination status to remove their face mask.
- Since youth programs follow additional guidelines from the early learning division, we will continue the current mask policies for indoor youth programs. This will include all Willamalane preschools and summer camps.
- Employees who work in youth programs and/or summer camps must still wear a face mask. Participants in youth programs and summer camps will still need to wear a face mask.
- Employees and patrons are still required to wear masks in Willamalane vehicles and transportation vans. There must be 6 feet between the driver and any passenger in transportation vans. Per Oregon OSHA, work vehicles and transportation vans are considered “public transportation” and therefore, subject to OAR 437-001-0744 Appendix A – Mandatory Workplace Guidance for Industry-Specific And Activity-Specific Situations: A-5: Transit Agencies.
- Facility restrooms, drinking fountains, and other common spaces will be adjusted to accommodate full use.
Since Willamalane’s early childhood programs and summer camps follow additional guidelines from the early learning division, they will adopt the following procedures:
- Willamalane will continue the current mask policies for indoor youth programs. This will include all Willamalane preschools and summer camps.
- Willamalane employees will still require check-ins and check-outs for children at all Willamalane camps and preschool programs.
- Willamalane will notify Lane County Public Health of any confirmed COVID-19 case among children or staff.
- We will exclude any child, staff, or other individual with a COVID-19 diagnosis for at least 10 days (and no symptoms) and/or until we have received written notification from a medical professional which clears the individual to return on or after a date specified by the medical professional. We will of course seek additional case-by-case guidance from the local public health office.
- We will exclude any child, staff, or other individual with a presumptive COVID-19 diagnosis or COVID-19 symptoms until the individual has a negative test, shows no symptoms and we have written notification from a medical professional which clears the individual to return on or after a date specified by the medical professional.
- We will give as much notice as possible by text or other preferred communication (like parent email) should we be required to reinstate some of the past COVID-19 ECC protocols. Additionally, we will respond appropriately, following local public health and State guidance, to any exposure to, a presumptive or confirmed case of COVID-19 within the child care program. Notifications of closure or quarantine shall be sent as soon as possible if not immediately.
The pools have moved to summer hours, and registration for regular pool programming is no longer required! Plus, Camp Putt is also open for extended summer hours.
- Willamalane Park Swim Center hours: Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
- Splash! hours: Friday-Monday: 11 a.m.–3 p.m., 3:30–7:30 p.m., and Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Swim lessons are in high demand. We are not accepting new requests for swim lessons until early July. Please check again soon.
- Family recreation swims are back! Join us Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Willamalane Park Swim Center.
- Camp Putt hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Willamalane Adult Activity Center hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Park and Trail Safety Reminders
More people visiting popular recreation sites during the summer months can lead to an increase in vehicle break-ins at trailheads, parks, and natural areas throughout the region. Please be vigilant when parking vehicles at trailheads, parks, and natural areas.
- Lock your vehicle and take any valuables with you if possible.
- Do not leave valuables or charging cables in plain sight. Charging cables can indicate that you keep valuable items in your car.
- Close all windows and the sunroof.
If you have park maintenance or safety concerns call 541-736-4104. If you witness any illegal activity or a car break-in please call the local police department.
- Construction is underway on the second phase of trails at Thurston Hills Natural Area. These new hiking and mountain biking trails will be in the southwest area of the property. Vehicles may be transporting workers and equipment on Camas Crest Trail while construction is underway. Other trails should not be impacted.
- The Jasper Road trailhead of the Mill Race Path will be closed from June 28 into October due to the construction next door.
- Some park restrooms are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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