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
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 Programs Updates
Greenfield Recreation Parks, Trails & Playgrounds Updates
Useful Links and Resources

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
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 Recreation Department at 20 Sanderson 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

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

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

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

Greenfield Recreation Programs Currently Cancelled or Postponed

● All Spring and Summer Programs have been CANCELLED
● All 2020 Summer Camp Programs are CANCELLED Dear Greenfield Recreation Parents, Campers, and Friends >>
● Movies in the Park 2020 Series has been CANCELLED
● Energy Park 2020 Concert Series has been CANCELLED
● All Spring and Summer Special Events have been CANCELLED including Greenfield's Independence Day Fireworks Celebration and Greenfield Triathlon
PRESS RELEASE: Cancellation of 2020 Independence Day Fireworks Celebration

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)

City of Greenfield COVID-19 Updates

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

Useful Links & Resources

How it spreads
Situation summary
Prevention and treatment
Hand washing technique
Hand Washing Poster
Hand Washing Video Resources
About COVID-19

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.

Live chat Massachusetts 2-1-1 website

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Suicide Prevention Information:

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.

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.