March 31, 2020
Kirkwood School District playgrounds, fields, tracks, and other outdoor areas are closed during the St. Louis County stay at home order. These spaces are off-limits to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
According to medical experts, the coronavirus can live on surfaces for days. People can catch COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces or objects – and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. This makes public spaces a high contamination area. Playgrounds are especially susceptible as they are considered “high-touch” facilities. Also, it isn’t advisable to hold large gatherings on school parking lots or use a basketball or anything where multiple people are using the same equipment.
We understand the need to get out and walk or run, please practice social distancing at all times. In the best interest of our school community, please stay off all public spaces. Thank you for your cooperation, patience, and understanding during this time.