Falls City is Reopening Safely
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
COVID-19 has required us all to take a high level of precaution in our daily lives. Closures were temporarily required and, now, some things are starting to open back up again. But, it’s important that we open safely and take the necessary steps to ensure that our community doesn’t have an outbreak.
The Mayor and City Council has been thoughtful and has carefully considered what to open and how, in accordance with guidance put out by Governor Ricketts and health professionals. We appreciate their leadership and willingness to tackle these issues, because they are not easy.
Falls City Aquatic Center Open
When opening the aquatic center, the Council decided to limit the number of patrons at any given time, require signup the day before, and temperature checks before entering. In addition, swimmers have been required to shower before getting out on the swim deck and seating has been removed. These general rules are in addition to increased cleaning measures taking place throughout the day. Click to read a full list of guidelines.
On July 6, 2020 the Council voted to sell Season Family Pool Passes for $75 for the remainder of the season.
Falls City Ball Fields and Parks
City owned parks and ball fields opened on June 1st following CDC guidelines. Restrooms remained closed except during scheduled games. Click for more details. On July 6, 2020 the Council revisited this issue and decided to keep restrooms closed until further notice.
Falls City Splash Pad
Little ones who may not be ready for the pool can enjoy getting cooled off at the Falls City Splash Pad. This has reopened and allows for a fun way to play outside.
Falls City Library
The Falls City Library has been serving patrons through a drive thru window. The drive thru option is still available for anyone who feels safer staying in their vehicle. For those who would like to go inside the library, they can. The library reopened on June 23rd from 10 to 3, with the drive thru open from 8 to 5. The public restrooms have remained closed, programs have been canceled for now, staff members are wearing masks and guests are required to social distance.
Staying Safe – Together
Falls City is a community full of caring individuals that watch out for their neighbors. We know that everyone wants to stay safe and appreciate the support of the public in helping us to do so.