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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Guidelines due to COVID-19

Chesterfield County is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all citizens as we respond to the situation surrounding COVID-19. Considering the concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, the County is taking appropriate actions to limit the spread in the community, consistent with directives from the Virginia Governor’s Office and the Virginia Department of Health.

  • Only select recreation programs are operating to ensure you can safely participate while abiding by social distancing and CDC guidelines.

What you can expect when you visit our indoor facilities:

  • Masks are required inside the buildings.
  • There may be designated entry and exit doors, as well as one-way pedestrian traffic patterns.
  • Plexiglass protection at customer service desks
  • Hand sanitizer available
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of high-traffic public areas
  • Signage reminding patrons of social distancing guidelines
  • Buildings will have limited capacities.
  • Staff will always be wearing masks. Staff are also required to perform a pre-work health screening and temperature check each day before reporting to work.

County parks remain open. Amenities are not sanitized. When you visit the parks:

  • Patrons are recommended to take preventative action when visiting the park system including self-monitoring and practicing social distancing.

Regarding athletic field use:

  • Fields/courts are open for recreational sports and rental of fields for recreational sports for practices, games, and tournaments pending occupancy numbers, state guidance regarding contact sports, and Parks and Recreation Department approval.
  • The total number of attendees (including both participants and spectators) of outdoor recreational sports cannot exceed the lesser of 50% of the occupancy load on the certificate of occupancy, if applicable, or 250 persons.  For sports played on a field, attendees are limited to 250 persons per field.  

We realize the inconvenience that this may cause and appreciate your patience as we all work through this situation together. The County is continually reevaluating their response in coordination with state and local agencies and is working diligently to protect the citizens.

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