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Indefinite closing of recreation facilities

The City of Roanoke Rapids is continuing to take extra precautions to plan and prepare for the possibility of community-level outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The City Administration is taking steps both internally and externally to do what we can to minimize the risk for everyone by assessing locations of non-critical group gatherings and events.

Effective immediately, the following list of Roanoke Rapids Department of Parks & Recreation facilities (includes programs, special events) will be closed to the general public until further notice:

Roanoke Rapids Public Library

J. Davis Recreation Center

A. Chaloner Recreation Center

Jo Story Senior Center for Active Adults The Aquatic Center

Roanoke Canal Museum Kirkwood Adams Community Center

Lloyd Andrews Building (programs–only)

Until further notice, the above-listed facilities will remain closed indefinitely.

For youth athletic organizations, we encourage you to communicate with your sanctioned governing bodies and follow their guidance moving forward regarding play and covid-19 virus.

Information and questions about specific facilities, programs, and events, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at (252) 533-2847.

For more information on the local response to the virus, please visit Halifax County’s website: www.halifaxnc.com.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC website below: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


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