Fort Bend ISD resumes use of playgrounds, equipment during recess

As of April 22, Fort Bend ISD is allowing children to play on playgrounds and use recess equipment. (Courtesy Pexels)
As of April 22, Fort Bend ISD is allowing children to play on playgrounds and use recess equipment. (Courtesy Pexels)

As of April 22, Fort Bend ISD is allowing children to play on playgrounds and use recess equipment. (Courtesy Pexels)

Fort Bend ISD is now allowing students to play on playground structures and share recess equipment, according to an update posted to the district's website April 22.

The district is basing its updated guidelines off recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which indicated students can use recess equipment and playgrounds without spreading COVID-19 as long as mitigation strategies are in place, the release said.


Campuses will limit playground and equipment use to one class at a time. Students will wash or sanitize their hands before and after playing on the playground, and all recess equipment will be sanitized between uses.

In the release, FBISD cited the importance of recess for elementary-age students' mental, emotional and physical well-being.
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.