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2020 Summer Programming Update

Post Date:April 24, 2020 12:21 pm

With the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, the City of Davis understands that many families are experiencing increased stress and anxiety due to this uncertain world that we all find ourselves in.  Information is changing at such a fast pace, often daily and sometimes even hourly, that it is difficult to keep pace without feeling overwhelmed. We, here at the City, share in your concerns and are trying to adapt and continue to serve our families as best as we can.

As summer begins to draw near, we know that you have many questions about the availability and safety of the City’s recreation programs.  We want to assure you that we are working diligently on trying to provide those answers for you.  We don’t know what the 2020 summer will look like yet; the City is currently waiting, within the next couple of weeks, for additional guidelines to be released by the Yolo County Health Officer and the Center for Disease Control that we hope will help guide our summer programming options. We know that the City’s programs play a vital role in the lives of our participants, probably now more than ever, and we are doing our best to be as responsive to your needs as feasible.

 As with many recreational programs throughout the country, there are basically two options that are currently being discussed if regular programming is determined to be infeasible:

  • Modification of existing camps and recreational activities – this may result in reduced sizes of camp programs, suspending field trips, later start dates, availability for online programs in lieu of person-to-person contact, etc.
  • No programming availability based upon Federal, State and local guidelines. 

We understand that asking you to wait a few more weeks while the City determines the best course of action is difficult.  We want to make the best decision possible for our families so we ask for your patience for a little longer.  We are committed to providing our families with more information as soon as we know ourselves. 

Should the City cancel any or all summer programming, full refunds or household credits will be issued to our customers.  As of now, we are still hopeful that modified programs and limited camp activities can still be offered, but we will update you as more information is known.

We want to encourage you and your family to stay healthy and safe by following the Yolo County Health Orders and recommended guidelines, and we hope to see you and your children back in our programs soon.  We miss you! 

For More Information Contact:  Parks & Community Services Department, (530)757-5626 between the hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, or via email at csweb@cityofdavis.org

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