In response to the health and safety concerns arising from the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Great Neck Park District has suspended all programs and will close all facilities at 5:30 PM today, through Friday, March 20, 2020.
The Board of Commissioners, mindful of similar actions taken by other state and local governments, has determined that the best interests of our residents and community are served by the suspension of programs and closing of facilities, which minimizes the opportunity for the virus to spread from person to person in the Park District community.
According to the Center for Disease Control, “Community mitigation is a set of actions that persons and communities can take to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infections. Community mitigation is especially important before a vaccine or drug becomes widely available.” As of March 13, 2020, there have been 48 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Nassau County, according to the Nassau County Executive. We undertake these steps to limit opportunities for group interaction, and so to assist in community mitigation of the coronavirus.
The following is a list of program modifications or cancellations:
- All Park District programs have been suspended through March 20, 2020. At present, the Park District plans to schedule makeup dates for all programs missed during this time period.
- All Park District facilities will be closed to the public through March 20, 2020.
- Daily Commuter Parking Passes will be available until 5:30 PM today, March 13, 2020 at the Great Neck House or may be purchased at the Dunkin Donuts location across the street from North Station Plaza Train Station. The Park District will continue to monitor our parking fields for proper commuter parking permits.
- Froggies Swim Team Conference Championships have been cancelled.
- Skate School Show has been postponed to May 3, 2020
- Bruins Awards Dinner will be rescheduled and modified to be held during team practice times. Specific details will be sent directly to participants of each team.
We understand the inconvenience that this decision will create for many in our community, and you can be assured that it was not made lightly. We continue to monitor the situation and related developments, and will strive to keep our residents informed. During the upcoming week, we will update you as decisions are made with respect to our programs and facilities. We encourage you to please share this information with your friends, family, and neighbors.
Jason R. Marra, Superintendent of Parks