UPDATES REGARDING COVID-19
NEWS AND UPDATES
Updated March 17, 2021
We are so happy to have programs up and running. Each season brings challenges, and we are creatively finding ways to bring people together in safe, fun and positive ways. We are excited for spring and summer! All IYB programs are operating differently in response to COVID-19. You can find details about the precautions we are taking, following local and state guidelines, to prevent the spread of disease on each program’s social media channels and program webpages.
Cass Pool is open for Summer 2021 with a modified schedule. Please visit the Cass Park website for details.
Pavilion Rental Update (6/18/21)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on 6/15/21 that COVID-19 restrictions are lifted immediately as 70 percent of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series. The State's health guidance and New York Forward industry specific guidelines—including social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and contact information for tracing—are now optional for retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and personal care services, among other commercial settings.
In accordance with this announcement, the City of Ithaca outdoor/open air pavilions occupancy will no longer be restricted. The Stewart Park Large Pavilion which is considered an indoor space has a posted capacity limit of 194. We encourage pavilion/park users to continue to utilize current CDC COVID-19 mitigation protocols.
2021 Pavilion Rental Season
The 2021 Pavilion Rental Season will run from June 1, 2021 -October 15, 2021.
Pavilions may be rented:
- Monday through Friday 6 PM – 10 PM
- Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM – 10 PM
Requests to rent pavilions will begin on April 26, 2021, at 9 AM. We will accept applications on April 26, 2021, via fax (607-273-2817) or email IYB@cityofithaca.org
More information on pavilion rentals can be found here.
For in person requests please schedule an appointment by calling (607) 273-8364. A completed COVID questionnaire must accompany your rental application along with payment. Rental applications and COVID forms will be available on the city's website by Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
All requests will be first come first serve.
Ithaca Youth Bureau open by appointment beginning May 10, 2021
The Youth Bureau will be open Monday-Friday 8 AM – 5 PM by appointment for customers/participants/seasonal staff to conduct business. Appointments should be made directly with the YB staff member you are working with. When you arrive for your appointment please contact the staff member by phone and they will come and meet you.
COVID protocols for visiting the YB:
Please wear a mask over your mouth and nose while you are in the building.
If you answer “YES” to any of the following questions please do not enter the building.
1. had any of the following COVID-19related symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath,nausea, chills, muscle soreness or aches, fatigue, headache,congestion/runny nose, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell in the past24 hours? YES NO
2. traveled outside of the United States in the past 14 days? YES NO
If YES, have they completed the NYS required testing/quarantine? YES NO
3. had close contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis ofCOVID-19 in the past 14 days? YES NO
4. been directed to quarantine, isolate or self-monitor at home for COVID-19 by any doctor, hospital or health agency in the past 14 days? YES NO If YES, have they been released by a medical professional? YES NO
When you enter the building, please sign in at our front counter.
The Cass Park Ice Rink closed for the season on Sun 3/21. We would like to thank all our patrons and our staff for creating a very successful season. Later this spring, please visit casspark.org for Roller Skating and Cass Park Pool information.
View the March 2021 Happenings Newsletter (3/17/21)
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