OLEAN, NY — The city has reopened its playgrounds, Mayor William J. Aiello announced Tuesday.

Olean closed all city playgrounds in March because of concerns about the coronavirus.

Aiello said families that use the playgrounds should follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, which include maintaining social distances, washing or sanitizing hands frequently, keeping hands away from faces and staying home when sick. Individuals over the age of 2 should wear facemasks while using the playgrounds.

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“I hope we have a great summer in the City of Olean,” the mayor said. “We will continue to monitor guidance from Governor Cuomo’s office regarding our reopening and will adjust summer scheduling accordingly.”

Aiello said the city hopes to soon receive guidance that will allow Olean to offer its annual Summer Concert Series.

“Let’s look forward to a fun summer, but we all have to continue to be vigilant and follow the CDC guidelines to fight the spread of COVID-19 in our community,” he said.

For more information on the Coronavirus in the Greater Olean area, visit  TAPinto Greater Olean's Coronavirus Updates page, which is updated continuously.

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