Posted by Huron Hub on Friday, March 13, 2020
Public programming and interpretative and nature centers to close temporarily; all parks to remain open
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks today released the following information and statement from Director Amy McMillan due to COVID-19 virus concerns and preventive recommendations in Michigan and nationally:
“Our Metroparks team has been closely monitoring the fast-evolving issue of COVID-19 across our region, state and country. Given the latest information and guidance, we’re implementing several preventive measures to help mitigate spread and ensure public health and safety in key public gathering places of all those who visit our parks. All 13 parks will remain open at this time. Metroparks is committed to remaining a place for all to use and experience while doing everything we can to help protect Michiganders against this virus.”
McMillan pointed to the following specific preventive measures in place:
- All Metroparks public programming will be canceled from March 14 – April 5 and won’t be rescheduled.
- All interpretative center buildings, including nature centers and the Marshlands Museum, will be closed to public and school use from March 14 – April 5.
- All school group visits will be suspended and rescheduled for future dates as possible.
- The measures will be regularly reevaluated to determine appropriate next steps.
- In the interim, extra steps will continue to be taken to clean and disinfect office spaces, buildings and restrooms on an even more frequent basis than usual.
Metroparks will continue to post new updates on its website at Metroparks.com and via email to subscribers. To sign up for future emails, visit metroparks.com/email.