Twin Falls closes recreation facilities, including City Pool
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Twin Falls closes recreation facilities, including City Pool

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Darence Moore, 6, splashes in the water as he shoots out of the slide in December at the Twin Falls City Pool in Twin Falls.

TWIN FALLS — Indoor city recreation facilities will be closed, including the City Pool, but some outdoor sports events remain scheduled, Twin Falls officials said Monday.

Basketball, youth wrestling, Shotokan karate have been suspended and the Harmon Park Recreation Building is closed until further notice to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the city Parks and Recreation Department said.The city will re-evaluate on March 30 to determine when the activities will resume.

The City Pool will close by the end of Monday. Staff will clean and disinfect the locker rooms and pool area. The City Council on March 30 will evaluate and decide when to reopen the facility.

Outdoor recreation events, including soccer and flag football, will continue practices and games, the department said. Games are scheduled to start on April 4. Coaches information will be available the week of March 23, with practices starting the week of March 30. The spring season of Sporties for Shorties soccer will also start on April 4.

The city said anyone who is sick should stay home, and coaches are being encouraged to send home participants with cold- or flu-like symptoms.

Refunds are available for parents and participants who do not feel comfortable participating in recreation events.

The city said it remains important for healthy adults and youth to remain active, but should distance themselves from others when possible.

The city has also closed its walk-in utility payment area. Customers can use the payment drop box; mail payments to P.O. Box 2469, Twin Falls, Idaho 83303; pay online through their bank or tfid.org; or by calling 208-944-9475.

Questions regarding payments or bills can be directed to Utility Billing staff at 208-735-7250 or 208-735-7249.

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