City plans to reopen Sports Complex, pool
Following a shutdown because of a COVID-19 outbreak, the city of Concordia has announced plans to reopen the Sports Complex to finish the Summer Recreation season and reopen the Municipal Swimming Pool.
The reopening plans are contingent on review of the specific language in Governor Laura Kelly's recently announced executive order requiring masks to be worn in public places. That order was expected to be published today.
Plans to reopen are also contingent on any subsequent action taken by the Cloud County board of commissioners or County Health Officer, or any directives issued by the Cloud County Health Department.
The Sports Complex is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, and teams may begin practicing. The restrooms will be open.
The schedule for the conclusion of the Summer Recreation season will limit the overlap of teams and overall attendance each night. Coaches will contact teams with details of the schedule.
The schedule is as follows:
July 8 – A-team baseball tournament
July 9 – B-team softball tournament
July 10 – B-team baseball tournament
July 13 – District baseball tournament
July 14 – A-team softball tournament
T-Ball games will be played on July 8 and July 15.
The C-team baseball games will be July 8 and July 10.
Those with quarantine orders issued by the Health Department must complete their quarantine before they are allowed to practice or participate in games.
The swimming pool will open on July 8 with regular hours. Adult noon swim – noon to 12:50 p.m; Public swim – 1-7 p.m. Swimming lessons will be offered. Pool staff requests patience as they work to get them rescheduled.
Those with quarantine orders issued by the Health Department must complete their quarantine before they are allowed to return to the pool.
The reopening plan for all activities will be re-evaluated following the review of the executive order and any subsequent action taken by the county commissioners.
Based on information available at that time, any necessary adjustments to the schedule or programming will be made.
The city of Concordia thanks everyone for their understanding and flexibility and encourages our community to remain diligent in its efforts to keep the spread of COVID-19 at a manageable level by following the orders issued by the Health Department and County Health Officer.