CRPA is actively monitoring developments around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how it is impacting parks and recreation departments across the state. This webpage will contain the most up-to-date information from public health organizations and federal and state government.
CT State Press Releases & Cases
Community Events & Mass Gatherings
Tracking cases in the United States
CRPA Response to COVID-19
The health and safety of our members and their communities is of the utmost importance to CRPA. Out of an abundance of caution, we have rescheduled all of our meetings and events through April 10. We will continue to post updates on our website and event calendar as they become available. Additionally, all CRPA committee and section meetings will be canceled until further notice. The CRPA Executive Committee will reassess this decision in two weeks.
CRPA is following the CDC employer response recommendations for our office as well as CRPA-sponsored events. Beginning on Tuesday, March 17, CRPA staff will serve our members and conduct CRPA business, without interruption, on a remote basis until further notice. See below for individual staff member contact information:
Valerie Stolfi Collins, Executive Director: [email protected]
Amy Wilcox, Programs & Marketing Admin. Assistant: [email protected]
Carey French, General Office Admin. Assistant: [email protected]
You may also reach us via phone at 860.721.0384 and we will respond to your voicemail as soon as possible.
Social Media Toolkit
Our outdoor recreational spaces are essential now more than ever. During this unprecedented crisis, it is important that park and recreation departments continue to provide a safe and socially distant way for our residents to maintain active and healthy lifestyles despite the closure of facilities such as community and recreation centers.
In an effort to raise awareness about the mental and physical benefits of outdoor recreation, CRPA has developed a COVID-19 Social Media Toolkit with graphics, statistics, and suggested social media messages. We hope you will find these resources helpful as you engage your community during these unprecedented circumstances.