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IPRA will be using this page to share important resources addressing the COVID-19 virus and its impact on our parks & recreation programs, predominantly the professionals and participants that make up our beautiful, active communities.

We are continuing to monitor the situation in order to provide the best guidance possible for all of our members. We will be following all information and best practices put forth by public health authorities such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Indiana State Department of Public Health (ISDH), as well as parks and recreation specific information shared by the NRPA.


Join us on IPRAConnect to discuss COVID-19. We have created a group dedicated to COVID-19.


Most important tip to keep in mind:

Stay up-to-date with science-based information, wash and sanitize your hands regularly and if you feel unwell or have a fever of 100 or more, stay home and prevent spreading any illness to others


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources:

New this Week -

Continuity Planning and Emergency Management

How to Communicate to Your Public About Safe Use of Parks

PARK LEADERS AND COVID-19: SERVING THE COMMUNITY IN CHALLENGING TIMES

Park and Recreation Sites That Operate USDA Child Nutrition Programs

NRPA's Statement on Playgrounds and Play Structures During COVID-19 Pandemic

Joint Statement on Using Parks and Open Space While Maintaining Physical Distancing

What Does #PhysicalDistancingInParks Look Like?

Protecting Child Health and Wellbeing During COVID-19

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

CARES Act Information: Forgivable Loans With Paycheck Protection Program

Payroll Credits and Deferral Options Provide Much Needed Relief

From the White House Resources -

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines

Indiana State Department of Public Health Resources-

Indiana Stay At Home Executive Order

To View All Indiana Executive Orders

State of Indiana Executive Order

Guidance for Food Safety

Guidance for Gatherings

Guidance for Pet Owners

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resources -

CDC Cases & Latest Updates

CDC COVID-19 Situation Summary

CDC Coronavirus Disease Information Hub

CDC Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection

CDC COVID-19 and Water Transmission

CDC Guide to Making Hand Washing Solution with Bleach

CDC Proper Operations for Public Pools

Cleaning & Disinfecting Playground Equipment

Preventing Spreading in Communities

Managing Community Events

Keeping the Workplace Safe

What To Do If You Are Sick

Children and Coronavirus Disease 2019

CARES Act Information -

* Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

* Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

* Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

* CARES Act Information: Forgivable Loans With Paycheck Protection Program

World Health Organization Resources -

World Health Organization Rolling Updates

Methods for Detection, Prevention, Response & Control

American Public Health Association Resources -

APHA Guide to Mitigating Harm

APHA Applauds House Legislation

National Recreation and Parks Association Resources -

NRPA News & Resources for the Field

NRPA Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019

NRPA Coronavirus Impact on Parks & Rec

Additional Resources -

Cleaning/sanitizing playground equipment

Video: Sanitizing Playgrounds



IPRA is following the CDC recommendations of social distancing. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, IPRA staff will serve our members and conduct IPRA business remotely until further notice. Below is our staff members contact information:

Lisa Nye, Excutive Director: lnye@inpra.org

Lindsey Houston, Membership & Marketing Coord: lindsey@inpra.org

Courtnie Pettigrew, Temp. Development & Events Coord: courtnie@inpra.org