Holley village closes playgrounds, but keeps trails open

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 April 2020 at 5:01 pm

HOLLEY – The Village of Holley is keeping its trails open to the community but will immediately be closing the playgrounds, pavilions and park bathrooms, Mayor Brian Sorochty said.

“We recognize that getting outdoors to walk, jog, or ride your bike is a great way to stay healthy and active, and reduce stress,” he posted on the village’s Facebook page. “But this must be done in conformance with the CDC/NYSDOH guidelines regarding social distancing and other measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus. The Village of Holley strongly encourages all citizens to follow these guidelines at all times.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and State Department of Health have issued these guidelines to help prevent the spread of colds, flu and COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick, or showing or feeling any COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, coughing, and/or troubled breathing;

• Practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet of distance between yourself and others, even when outdoors;

• Avoid close contact, such as shaking hands, hugging, or high-fives;

• Wash hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available; and

• Avoid unnecessary contact with surfaces that are often touched, such as doorknobs and handrails.

“Please remember that we are all in this together and we must all do our part,” Sorochty said. “Be safe and be healthy.”

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