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Greenways Covid-19 Programming Update

Like many organizations, we continue to monitor the status of hosting in-person events. Earlier this summer, we released two virtual Walk With a Doc programs, have initiated our Trail Tour at Four virtual bike rides, and we anticipate the release of our first virtual bike tour of art on the greenways soon. The Marion County Department of Public Health and the City of Indianapolis has developed a series of detailed “reopening” guidelines and precautions for events. While we will continue to monitor local conditions and numbers, we are beginning to develop a series of potential new programs that will include both limited in-person programming as well as two new virtual programs with the intent of potential programs occurring throughout the Fall before the end of the year. As final program details are being developed, we are also developing draft guidelines we will have in place prior to any in-person event. These new requirements will include:

  • Program locations will be identified on greenways with lower density of users.

  • All in-person programs will occur outdoors.

  • Participants will be required to register in advance for programs so that we have reliable names and contact information for all participants. Day-of-event registrations and walk-ins will not be accepted.

  • The number of participants will be limited for each program.

  • We are revising our standard release forms to include a Covid waiver.

  • We are developing a new virtual sign-in process and waiver signature process to replace our old sign-in sheets and reduce contact.

  • The registration table will include an information board highlighting the mask and social distancing requirements for the program.

  • Masks will be required for all participants during “non-activity” portions of programs. For instance, our bike tours will require masks during registration and all stops and presentations, but not during the actual ride.

  • Social distancing will be mandated at all times during programs.

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided for participants.

  • Water and/or snacks will not be provided to participants.

In addition, we will continue to follow the guidance of our Community Partners (Marion County Department of Public Health, Eskenazi Health and Indy Parks) in developing our upcoming programs. While it is our desire to find a safe way to return programming to the greenways, we will continue to monitor events and conditions in order to do so in the safest manner possible.

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