Indian River School District reopening some outdoor spaces to public

SELBYVILLE, Del. – The Indian River School District will be reopening some outdoor areas for public use on Monday, June 15th. “I just think it’s a good time to open up. I think people want to be outdoors and I think it’s a good day. We’re a hub of communities. I think it’s time for us to go ahead and open up the outdoor portions and allow some of these individuals to utilize it as long as they maintain the safety protocols,” said superintendent Mark Steele.

Athletic fields, tennis and pickle ball courts, and tracks will be opening back up to the public. The school district says people will be required to social distance when using these areas. People will have to have face coverings and hand sanitizer with them. “If we see it when we’re there, we’ll make sure that we correct the issue when we see them. We’re not looking to police and be the police. But if we see something that needs to change, we won’t be silent with it,” said Steele.

Superintendent Mark Steele says that the school district wanted to find a way to give back to their community, and felt this was the perfect way to do so.  He says he’s especially excited to allow kids a space to play and get active. “It’s tough right now, and I think instead of being totally restrictive on everything, anything we can do to help our community. Our kids have been cooped up for 3 months and I know they want to expand and get out of it. So, this should be able to help,” said Steele.

Steele says that operating hours will be the same as they were before the areas were closed, meaning people can use them from dawn to dusk.

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