Cities sanitizing playgrounds as most of Utah moves to ‘low risk’

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LEHI — With many playgrounds reopening as most of Utah moves to the yellow or low-risk phase, cities are having to decide how to keep them safe for the public.

When Salt Lake County eased restrictions and switched to the “low risk” phase, families flocked to their local parks. Laura Homer said she and her family were elated to hear the playground was back open at Wines Park in Lehi.

“I was so excited,” she said. “My son has been asking me every day to go to the playground. Being at home this whole time was actually kind of hard because there’s only so much you can do to keep them entertained.”

Signs at Lehi’s 38 parks were posted letting visitors know the city “does not have the ability to disinfect park facilities.” Homer said she understands that it is up to residents to be responsible for keeping safe.

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