COVID-19 Updates


For information on the Coronavirus and best practices to stop the spread of COVID-19 and limit the spread of germs, please see the following sites.
City of Greenfield COVID-19 Information
COVID-19 Response in Greenfield: Community Info Line is Open: (413) 775-6411 >>
Resources for Children and Families during COVID-19 >>
Keep 6 Feet of Distance Between Yourself and Others >>
HELP STOP THE SPREAD – Need help estimating the right distance? Here are some things that are 6 feet. Keep 6 Feet of Distance Between Yourself and Others


Greenfield Recreation COVID-19 Updates Greenfield Recreation Programs Currently Cancelled or Postponed
Greenfield Recreation Parks, Trails & Playgrounds Updates Useful Links
Other Resources
Social Distancing
Stay Informed - Public Health Message What you need to know about COVID-19
Resources for Parents Communications Resources
Mental Health Community Resource Suicide Prevention Information
Crisis Hotlines for Kids and Teens Drug or Alcohol Abuse Hotline
2020 Squirrel Census Recreation Department Pen Pal

Are You In Need of a Face Mask? The City of Greenfield is Distributing Donated Homemade Masks to Those in Need. >>
Here’s How it Works
• Community members make and donate masks to the City
• We wash and package them
• You call us at the COVID‐19 Community Hotline 413‐775‐6411 when you need one
• We put your mask out front for you to pick up at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located in the John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant Street. Hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday.
The City of Greenfield is Distributing Donated Homemade Masks to Those in Need

Donate Homemade Masks – Help protect your community and stop the spread of COVID‐19 >>
City of Greenfield is Collecting Homemade Mask Donations – We know Greenfield is filled with talented creators and we need your help! Please consider donating your homemade cotton masks to the City of Greenfield to distribute to our community members in need. With Greenfield’s new advisory on wearing face coverings in public, we want to ensure that anyone who needs a mask can get one!

Thank you to all of those who are making masks and/or providing material to the cause.

Donations can be dropped off at the Emergency Operations Center located in the John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant Street Monday ‐ Friday, between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

If you are in need of a face mask, please call the Community Hotline at 413‐775‐6411

Mask specifications from City of Greenfield officials:
• 100% cotton is best • Multiple layers of fabric
• Do not include any metal within the mask
• Ear straps or ties for behind the head
• Must be able to be washed and dried without changing size or shape
City of Greenfield is Collecting Homemade Mask Donations

March 24, 2020 – MEDIA RELEASE
GREENFIELD – As part of the coordinated emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Greenfield has opened a Community Information Line. The line will start Tuesday March 24, 2020 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

The number is: (413) 775-6411.

The Greenfield Community Information line will provide information to residents on resources, the latest information from the Health Department, from the Commonwealth, resource for finding government benefits and services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources that are available to the public during the health crisis. The Information line is not designed to be used to diagnose or treat a medical issue.

Outside of those hours, citizens should call Mass 211 for information. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Mass 211 is an easy way to find or give help in your community.

If resident has a life threatening emergency, they should call 911.

Greenfield Recreation COVID-19 Updates

We will update you as the situation changes. Thank you for your continued support. Be well.

May 28, 2020

Greenfield Parks and Recreation looks forward to providing recreational opportunities and spaces for our community. We have developed guidelines for a phased approach to reopening our parks and amenities following CDC Guidelines, National Recreation and Park Association’s guidelines, Governor Baker’s Four Phased Reopening Plan, “Opening America Guidelines” and other best practices. We will continually assess measures and follow guidance from Governor Baker, Mayor Wedegartner as well as Health Director and our local board of health, as we move through each phase. This plan is meant to balance the benefits of recreation while operating within the CDC guidelines set forth for social distancing, sanitation, and disinfecting measures. It is important to remember that at any time, the guidelines are subject to change and may be revised as needed.

As we prepare to reopen our parks and amenities, we will work diligently to secure appropriate sanitation resources, develop new signage, hire and train staff on new protocols, and obtain necessary PPE for our staff. We ask for your patience and will continue to keep our community updated as we move through the phases of the plan. We ask that all citizens follow the guidance and rules set forth to keep our community safe.

Greenfield Recreation Reopening Plan in accordance with Governor Baker's Four Phased Approach

PHASE 1: START
As of May 28th and is subject to change
Vulnerable indivudals should continue to follow "Safer at Home" guidance. All individuals when in public should maximize physical distance and continue to wear face coverings. Gatherings are limited to groups of 10 or less.

Parks and Trails
Parks, open space, bike path, track, and trails remain open
Tennis and Pickle Ball Courts currently preparing to open
Dog Park currently currently preparing to open
Swim Area, Concessions, and Restrooms beginning preparations to open
Playgrounds, Splash Pad, Pavilions, Basketball Courts, Baseball/Softball Fields, Soccer Fields will remain closed

Facility Rentals
Facility rentals are suspended during Phase 1

Programs
All programs are either cancelled or postponed during Phase 1
Cancelled: Tee Ball, Buddy Baseball, Start Smart Baseball, Learn to Play Tennis, May REC the NIGHT
Postponed: Babysitter's Certification, Adult Softball League, Adult Tennis League
Preparations are underway for modified summer programming and registration set to open

Special Events
All Special Events, Public and Private, are cancelled
Cancelled: May Movie in the Park, Mutts and Mayhem, Hillside Block Party, Summer Camp Reunion, May Energy Park Coop Concerts

Recreation Office, 20 Sanderson Street
Building remains closed to the public
COVID-19 Emergency Childcare Program for Essential Workers continues

Commissions and Committees
Commission and Committee meetings cancelled or held via WebEx
Recreation Commission, Triathlon Committee, Friends of Greenfield Recreation


March 13, 2020
The safety of the City of Greenfield and the Department’s staff, volunteers, patrons and community is our top priority and the City is taking appropriate action to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Following directives from Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Greenfield Board of Health and the CDC to limit public gatherings, the Greenfield Recreation Department will be postponing programs and services from March 13 until at least March 27th. Future program postponements will be assessed with City officials on an ongoing basis.

As a reminder, these are preventative measures to “flatten the curve” and protect the vulnerability of our community. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Greenfield Recreation Programs Currently Cancelled or Postponed

● GRASP After School Childcare at Federal Street School & Four Corners School has been CANCELLED
● REC the NIGHT Dodgeball scheduled for March 13, 2020 has been CANCELLED
● Co-Rec Softball Manager’s Meeting Scheduled for March 16, 2020 has been CANCELLED
● Adult Basketball League held Tuesdays/Thursdays
● REC the NIGHT Game Night scheduled for April 17th has been CANCELLED
● April Vacation Program scheduled for April 21-24 has been CANCELLED
● Emergency Bike Road Repair 101 scheduled for April 25 has been CANCELLED
● All Spring programs have been CANCELLED
● The Movie in the Park showing of Frozen 2 on May 15th has been CANCELLED
● REC the NIGHT Tye Dye on May 15th has been CANCELLED
● Mutts and Mayhem Scheduled for May 23rd have postponed their inaugural event until 2021
● Summer program registrations are CANCELLED
● All 2020 Summer Camp programs are CANCELLED Dear Greenfield Recreation Parents, Campers, and Friends >>
● Greenfield's Independence Day Fireworks Celebration has been CANCELLED
PRESS RELEASE: Cancellation of 2020 Independence Day Fireworks Celebration
● Hillside Block Party has been CANCELLED
● Summer Camp Reunion has been CANCELLED
● Learn to Play Tennis has been CANCELLED
● Babysitter's Certification has been postponed. Date TBA
● Bike Rodeo has been postponed. Date TBA
● Learn to Play Pickleball has been CANCELLED
● The 2020 Movie Series is CANCELLED for 2020
● Energy Park Concerts and Events CANCELLED for 2020
● Start Smart Soccer has been CANCELLED
● Learn to Play Golf has been CANCELLED
● Learn to Gaga Ball has been CANCELLED
● Youth Tennis League has been CANCELLED
● Youth Tennis Lessons has been CANCELLED
● Tennis Clinic has been CANCELLED
● Muggle Quidditch has been CANCELLED
● Basketball Clinic has been CANCELLED
● Triathlon Training has been CANCELLED
● Free Triathlon One Day Clinic has been CANCELLED
● Adult Learn to Play Pickleball has been CANCELLED
● Adult Learn to Gaga Ball has been CANCELLED
● Adult Tennis Lessons has been CANCELLED
● 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament has been CANCELLED
● REC the NIGHT Tenni-Ball in June has been CANCELLED
● Free Community Yoga in the Park has been CANCELLED

Parks, Trails, & Playgrounds

● Facility Use Requests are suspended until further notice
As of June 9, 2020 – Davis Street and Beacon Tennis Courts are open for play Please see the USTA COVID-19 guidance for safe play here >>
As of June 11, 2020 – Pickle Ball Courts at Green River Park are open for play Please see the COVID-19 guidance for safe play here >>
As of June 11, 2020 – The Paws Park at Green River Park is open Please see the COVID-19 guidance for safe use here >>
Swim Area Opening JUNE 20, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: The Green River Swim Area is Set to Open Saturday, June 20th >> COVID-19 Swim Area Guidelines >>
All playgrounds are Open
As of July 10, 2020 – The Hillside Park Splash Pad is now open. Please review the attached COVID-19 Guidelines for use. COVID-19 Splash Pad Guidelines >>
Image Credit: National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) www.nrpa.org


2020 Greenfield Squirrel Census

A fun, stay at home project! Help us make sure every Squirrel is counted!
QR CodeHow to Take:
Part Simply scan the QR code on the top right with your Mobile Device to download the App. Add your email to log in – you’ll be sent a pin code to access the app. Once you log in, create a profile and upload a profile picture (optional). Next: Watch for squirrels in your garden, neighborhood or on short walks. To track a sighting click the “Record a squirrel sighting” on the home screen and fill out the details. You can record the squirrel type, the squirrel activity, number of squirrels and the city and zip code of the sighting. You can also add notes if you see anything interesting, like other wildlife. Earn digital badges on your profile by recording your sightings! Start counting today by scanning the QR code or visiting this link: https://xdfvr.glideapp.io/
2020 Greenfield Squirrel Census
Special thanks to our friends at the Milwaukee County Parks for developing this program!


Recreation Department Pen Pal

Have your child practice their grammar, spelling, and penmanship by writing to a Pen Pal
Our Recreation Staff are ready to write! Anyone can participate, whether they know the staff member or not. We always love hearing from our friends and making new ones. It’s easy! Pick a staff member, write them a letter, and mail it to: Greenfield Recreation 20 Sanderson Street Greenfield, MA 01301
Recreation Department Pen Pal

City of Greenfield COVID-19 Updates

For more information on the City of Greenfield’s response, visit the City’s website.

Useful Links

CDC
COVID-19 FAQ
How it spreads
Situation summary
Prevention and treatment
Hand washing technique


Mass.gov Resources
Mass.gov
About COVID-19
COVID-19 FAQ COVID-19 FAQ Sheet

COVIDMA Text Alerts
To get up-to-date alerts, text COVIDMA to 888-777
Get the latest info about the Coronavirus in Massachusetts sent right to your phone

Call Massachusetts 2-1-1
Informational and referral hotline 211
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are free and confidential. Interpreter services are available in multiple languages.

Online
Live chat Massachusetts 2-1-1 website

LOOK4HELP - Find Resources in Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin Regions

Other Resources

Hand Washing Poster
Hand Washing Video

Social Distancing Basics:

If you go out:
● Avoid crowds
● Stay 6 feet away from others
● Don’t shake hands or hug
● Call/Facetime/online chat with friends and loved ones.

Stay Informed

Key Public Health Messages for All Residents:
  Avoid unnecessary travel and other unnecessary activities.
  Protect yourself by following public health advice about keeping your hands clean and covering coughs and sneezes.
  Stay home if you are sick. If you need to consult a health care provider, call ahead first or use telehealth services.
  Protect others who are most at risk of COVID-19 by keeping your distance from people (at least 6 feet away from others), especially those who are older, and people living with chronic health conditions.
  If you are outside, avoid crowds.
  Don’t shake hands or hug.
  Stay connected to friends and loved ones by phone or through other technology.
  Get information from trusted sources. Visit https://www.mass.gov/covid19 for the latest news, case counts, and lab testing results.
  Take care of your emotional health and help others do the same. If you need emotional support during these stressful times:
      Call 2-1-1 and choose the “CALL2TALK” option.
      Samaritans is continuing operations 24/7, as always. During this unprecedented time, it can feel overwhelming to receive constant messages about COVID-19. Call or text their 24/7 helpline any time at 877-870-4673.
      The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including disease outbreaks like COVID-19. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Learn what you must do to protect yourself from this fast-spreading virus. Also, most common symptoms, best ways to treat, and more.
Coronavirus: Check your symptoms
Use Buoy Assistant to figure out if you should seek care for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources For Parents :

Working Together as Parents During the Coronavirus FREE WEBINAR – MARCH 31, 7:00 P.M. ET
Parents might benefit from this free webinar. The Coronavirus pandemic is raising parental concerns, fears and challenges about how to parent during this time of partial or complete isolation. Families are home together for long periods of time, without access to the usual external sources of entertainment and activity.

This FREE webinar is intended for parents and will focus on coparenting: How parents can work together – whether they are living in the same household or apart – to keep their children safe and promote their healthy development in a time of great uncertainty. https://smith.zoom.us/s/744872151
Hosted by Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D. and Michael Saini, Ph.D .
Please note: participant email addresses will be collected by SSW for survey purposes.

Communications Resources:

Reducing stress & coping with fear of COVID-19 Poster
Maintaining Emotional Health & Well-Being Poster
Social Distancing Poster for youth and for adults.
Video on Social Distancing for youth.

Mental Health Community Resource:

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
Human beings like certainty. We are hard-wired to want to know what is happening when and to notice things that feel threatening to us. When things feel uncertain or when we don’t generally feel safe, it’s normal to feel stressed. https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/

13 suicide and crisis intervention hotlines to call or text when you need help
If you or anyone you know is experiencing abuse, domestic violence, suicidal thoughts or sexual assault, these are the numbers to call. https://www.cnet.com/news/suicide-hotlines-crisis-hotlines-to-call-or-text-when-you-need-help/

Suicide Prevention Information:

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty: https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/

If you’re feeling alone and struggling, please reach out to: The Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741
Crisis Text Line fields messages about suicidal thoughts, abuse, sexual assault, depression, anxiety, bullying and more.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK

Clinical and Support Options (CSO) Crisis Services, Greenfield, MA 413-774-5411
CSO Crisis Services is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Counselors available to talk and complete safety assessments for children, teens, and adults, develop plans, and connect with services. https://www.cnet.com/news/suicide-hotlines-crisis-hotlines-to-call-or-text-when-you-need-help/

Crisis Hotlines for Kids and Teens:

YouthLine -- Text teen2teen to 839863, or call 1-877-968-8491
YouthLine provides a safe space for children and adults ages 11 to 21, to talk through any issues they may be facing, including eating disorders, relationship or family concerns, bullying, sexual identity, depression, self-harm, anxiety and thoughts of suicide.

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline -- 1-800-422-4453
For issues related to child abuse, Childhelp connects you with a professional counselors to help in a crisis, and provide information on how to get help. They offer phone support in 170 languages.

Drug or Alcohol Abuse:

If you are experiencing any kind of emergency situation related to drug or alcohol use, you should call 911 or your local emergency line.

SAMHSA National Helpline – 1-800-662-4357
If you are struggling with addiction or are concerned about a loved one's alcohol or drug abuse, you can contact the hotline for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.