Gallatin City-County Health Department urges personal responsibility when visiting playgrounds

Parks, trails in Gallatin County remain open
Posted at 3:19 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 17:19:44-04

With warmer spring weather moving in, more and more people may want to head outside and enjoy the day at a park or playground with their kids.

But the Gallatin City-County Health Department wants to remind you to use your best judgment when out and about.

Playground equipment is not disinfected, and social distancing rules apply even outside, so keep six feet away from people.

The Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) is working with the Health Department at this time as parks and trails become more popular — and they’re echoing advice from the department.

“Avoid any of those high-touch surfaces like playgrounds and restroom facilities and trashcans. Just keep your hands to yourself,” said GVLT Associate Director EJ Porth.

“Avoid carpooling; just because you’re outside or going to the outdoors doesn’t mean it’s entirely safe.”

As a reminder, parks and trails have not been closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

We will continue to keep you updated if this changes.