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 wonderful, 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.

Park Agencies Shared Information or Resources
Carmel Clay Parks Reopen Plan Plainfield Parks Reopen Plan
Elkhart County Parks Social Distance Sign
Mooresville Parks Reopen Plan
Danville Parks Reopen Plan
Fort Wayne Parks Reopen Plan
Franklin Parks COVID-19 Sign
LaPorte County Liability Waiver
COVID-19 Waivers Examples SAY Soccer Waiver
Carmel-Clay Waiver
USA Softball Liability Waiver

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources:

Newest COVID-19 Information -

What's New and Updated

Indiana Executive Orders-

To View All Indiana Executive Orders

Indiana COVID-19 Dashboard and Map

Indiana Back on Track - Road Map to Safely Reopen Indiana

Indiana State Department of Health

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Tracing FAQ

Parents FAQ

Information for Travelers

Food Safety Guidance

Guidance for Pet Owners

COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses and Employees

Environmental Steps to Reduce Indoor Transmission

Holiday Guidance for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities and Residents’ Families and Representatives

ISDH Changes to the Campground Rule

COVID-19 Response Recommendations for Pools and Aquatics Facilities

From the White House Resources -

Guidelines of Opening Up America Again

Back to School Resources -

Fact Sheet for 12-15 Year Olds

Teen Vaccination Fact Sheet

CDC - Schools and Child Care Programs

COVID-19 Screening Decision Tree

Attendance, Waivers, and Immunizations

Parent COVID-19 Daily Screening Tool (Updated 2/8/2021)

Quarantine Guidance for Families (Updated 2/15/2021)

Quarantine Guidance for Higher Education (Updated 2/15/2021)

Back to School Health Recommendations

Fall 2021 Back to School Guidance #1

Fall 2021 Back to School Guidance #2

Face Mask Poster for Schools

Cafeteria and Food Service FAQs

Preparation for a Positive Student/Staff: K-12 Schools

Preparation for a Positive Student/Staff: Higher Education

From the School Nurse - Mask Up 101

Masks and PPE in Schools

Physical Activity, Sports, Recreation, and Summer Camp Resources -

CDC - Guidance for Operating Youth Camps

CDC - Operating Public Swimming Pools

CDC - FAQ from Operators/Managers of Pools, Beaches, Waterparks, and other Aquatic Venues

ACA - Camp Operations Guide Summer 2021

ACA - COVID-19 – Resource Center for Camps

NEW Youth Employment Law Changes

Indiana COVID-19 and Childcare Guidance (Updated 5/27/2021)

American Camp Association COVID-19 Health and Wellness Resources

Camp Nurse Considerations for COVID-19 and Camps

Washington Township Park Summer Day Camp Programs

Sample Health Information Form

Cleaning & Safety Equipment -

Super Games Safety Items

How to Reopen and Promote Safe Use of Playgrounds

Stand-Alone Temperature Reading Kiosk

Face Shields

Midstate Recreation Sanitizing Station

Spear Corp WYSI WASH

Burke - Cleaning & Sanitizing Your Playground

Virex II 256 Disinfectant Cleaner

Botanical Disinfectant Solution

Matrix - Disinfecting Fitness Equipment Recommendation

Disinfectant Fogger

Cleaning and Storing Your PFD

Miracle Cleaning and Sanitation Statement

Burke Playground Maintenance

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resources -

CDC Cases & Latest Updates

Small Gatherings

Large Gatherings

Daily Activities and Going Out

Outdoor and Indoor Activities

One Stop Shop Toolkits

3 Key Steps to Take While Waiting for your COVID-19 Test Result

Event Planning and COVID-19 Q&A

Holiday Celebrations

Domestic Travel During COVID-19

When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19

COVID-19 Signage

Businesses & Workplaces

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility

Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation

Cleaning and Disinfecting Community Facilities

Coronavirus Disease Information Hub

Guide to Making Hand Washing Solution with Bleach


Cleaning & Disinfecting Playground Equipment

Preventing Spreading in Communities

Keeping the Workplace Safe

Families and Children

What To Do If You Are Sick

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

Payroll Credits and Deferral Options Provide Much Needed Relief

World Health Organization Resources -

COVID-19 Vaccination Advice

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 - COVID-19 and Parks and Recreation: One Year Later

NRPA - Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 (Infographics; General Resources; Park, Facility, and Playground Resources; Operations Resources; Essential Programs Resources; Aquatics Resources; Unique Community Engagement Resources; Additional Resources)

NRPA - Path to Recovery

NRPA - The Essential Role of Parks and Recreation

NRPA - Response and Recovery

NRPA - Making the Case for the Future Communications Toolkit