Emergency services and recycling and garbage collection will continue as usual, according to city officials. Select city facilities, such as The Keller Pointe and the Fort Worth Animal Shelter main campus, will remain open.
In addition, Memorial Day programs such as the 10-years-running Mt. Gilead Cemetery Association program have been canceled. Cemetery grounds will remain open to visitors, officials said.
City parks in Keller have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and city officials have confirmed that park playgrounds will reopen beginning May 23.
“As amenities reopen, we encourage residents to continue using good judgement and taking appropriate precautions,” officials said. “That means avoiding crowds in the parks, keeping your hands clean and avoiding touching your face.”
Parks also reopened beginning May 22 in the city of Roanoke.
Officials confirmed parks, including the city skate park and sports courts, will reopen. Officials also cautioned residents about equipment safety and practicing social distancing.
“[The] city does not have the capability to sanitize the equipment,” officials said. “Please remember to continue practicing good hygiene and to stay home if you are sick.”
Additional safety tips include maintaining social distancing, wearing a face mask and avoiding commonly-shared items, officials said.
Guidelines for city of Roanoke parks include:
- Practice social distancing and avoid congregating
- Bring hand sanitizer and sanitize your hands regularly
- Face masks are recommended for anyone age two or older
- Do not bring food or drink into the playground area