City of Poughkeepsie to Keep Pools Closed, Cancels Fourth of July Fireworks Event
Due to health and social distancing concerns as a result of COVID-19, City of Poughkeepsie officials are announcing the city pools will not be opened for the foreseeable future, and the Fourth of July fireworks event is being cancelled.
“It’s imperative we put the health and safety of our residents and city employees above all else,” said Mayor Rob Rolison. “We look forward to being able to resume these type of activities in the future.”
The mayor reminded residents that while the pools will be remaining closed for now, the city’s parks are open, but it’s imperative that residents practice social distancing. Playground equipment is also off limits at this time. When in public, people must practice social distancing of at least six feet from others and must wear a mask when in close proximity to others.
The city has created a “COVID-19 Parks Response Team” composed of city employees and community volunteers to keep an eye on the parks as the weather gets warmer and as their usage increases. The team will be observing and reporting to the city about any inappropriate usage of park facilities or anything related to the parks that need attention.