M-W track is open for public use

on June 30, 2020

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Dear members of the Monroe-Woodbury community,

While we all continue to navigate our way through these unsettling times, I want to thank you for your continued patience and understanding. We look forward to the day when we are able to return to some sense of normalcy. In the meantime, we continue to follow guidelines from the state and federal levels and do all that we can to ensure the safety and good health of our community.

We are pleased to announce that both the tennis courts and the much-anticipated track are now open for public use, with social distancing in effect. Please note that the track will be open for individual exercise or training purposes only. Groups will not be allowed due to existing social distancing mandates. Individuals should park at the tennis court lot or behind the high school and walk to the track. There is NO parking near the track.

We have been receiving questions about why the athletic facilities continue to be closed for public use. Per directives from Governor Cuomo, schools are not permitted to fully open facilities to the general public until we enter Phase IV of reopening, which is anticipated to be in mid-July. As you know, things change daily as it relates to COVID-19, but we are hopeful that Phase IV will begin as planned.

Therefore, the athletic fields will remain closed until restrictions have been lifted at the start of Phase IV reopening. As we prepare for this next step, I will be in touch with details regarding a virtual informational session for those individuals interested in requesting field time. Per district policy, only teams/groups/individuals who have secured a permit will have access to the fields. The scheduling process will begin after the informational session is held.

We are grateful to everyone in the M-W community for your continued support. Stay safe and be well.

Sincerely,

Lori Hock
Director of Athletics