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Posted on: June 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Christiansburg Recreation Center extending hours and operations on July 1

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Starting Wednesday, July 1, the Christiansburg Recreation Center will be extending its hours of operation in accordance with Gov. Ralph Northam’s Phase Three. The Rec Center will be open Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-7 p.m. Appointments are still required and will be available in 45-minute increments, with the ability to reserve more than one time slot. To make appointments, please visit www.christiansburg.org/covidoperations.

In this phase, singles games will be allowed for racquetball, and singles games of pickle ball will be allowed on the basketball courts during certain hours. Additional programming and fitness classes will continue to be added with proper social distancing in place. To read specifics about adjusted operations and additions during this phase, please visit www.christiansburg.org/covidoperations.

Registration for fall youth athletics will begin on Wednesday, July 1. The start dates for participation in these programs will be determined by the sport’s governing organization. If in the fall, the Governor’s Orders or the individual governing organizations do not allow the sport to be played, the Rec Center will refund or credit the registrant.

Registration for some adult athletics will also begin on Wednesday, July 1. The season will start in a timely fashion provided that the Governor’s Office continues operating in Phase Three or Four.

To register for youth or adult athletics, please visit www.christiansburg.org/register, call the Christiansburg Recreation Center at (540) 382-2349, or register in person at the Rec Center at 1600 N. Franklin Street. Please remember that registration will open July 1.

Outdoor park shelters and playing fields will be available for rentals on a limited basis starting Wednesday, July 1. No indoor court or room rentals will be available at this time.

All playgrounds, outside basketball courts, trails and shelters remain open. Christiansburg Parks and Recreation staff will be sanitizing playground equipment at all Town parks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. However, we still recommend bringing hand sanitizer or wipes if your family plans to use the playground equipment. The playgrounds will be closed for a short period of time while sanitization occurs, and the schedule of closures is available at www.christiansburg.org/covidoperations.

The Christiansburg Recreation Center’s administration office will be closed Friday, July 3 and unable to accept registrations on the phone or in person, but the Recreation Center will be open to patrons from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The entire facility will be closed on Saturday, July 4.

As we all continue to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we ask that you please continue to practice good infection control by:

  • Staying home as much as possible, especially if you are at higher risk of serious illness. If you must go out in public, wear a cloth face covering;
  • Staying home when you are sick;
  • Avoiding contact with sick people;
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing;
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces;
  • Practicing social distancing. Maintain at least six feet of space between yourself and other individuals when out in public; and
  • Avoiding close contact with crowds of any size.

Should you feel ill, please follow the guidelines outlined below:

  • CALL your health care provider or your local health department (do not go to the emergency room).
  • The New River Health District has activated a local public health hotline at 540-267-8240, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.
  • Virginia Department of Health (VDH) also has a public health hotline at 877-ASK-VDH3, available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Call 2-1-1 Virginia.

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