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ACPS and City Playgrounds Reopen for Alexandria Residents


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ALEXANDRIA, VA – The City of Alexandria announced this evening that its playgrounds as well as those on Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) property have reopened to the public. They were shuttered in March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Reopening occurred with approval from the Virginia Department of Education.

The sites opened include the playgrounds at Maury Elementary School and John Adams Elementary School.

The fields at T.C. Williams High School will remain closed for updates.

The city reminds residents to use caution should they decide to visit playgrounds. Regular cleaning of the sites is not feasible. Families should only visit playgrounds if no one is ill, and hands should be cleaned frequently using sanitizer with 60 percent alcohol.

It is important wear a mask, per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Alexandria Health Department advises that masks should not be worn by children younger than two years old or by people with breathing problems.

Residents are reminded to avoid crowded playgrounds and maintain a distance of 10 feet from people who are not part of your household.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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