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Parks & Recreation Dept. Update 6/18/2020

6/18/20 Viroqua Parks & Recreation Update

On Tuesday, June 16 the Viroqua City Council voted to open select activities based on several factors, safety being the utmost priority.  The U12 and U14 Baseball and Softball programs were among those programs that were approved to continue with enhanced safety protocols.    Those programs participate in the Coulee Region Sports League with teams from several other neighboring counties.

On Wednesday, June 17,  multiple communities and organizations located in La Crosse County cancelled their programs and participation in the Coulee Region Sports League.  This decision was made as a result of the current increased risk for the transmission of COVID-19 throughout La Crosse County and subsequent recommendations by the La Crosse County Health Department.

As a result of these cancellations and the increased risk of COVID-19 transmission in La Crosse County,  the Viroqua U12 and U14 Baseball and Softball programs will not be playing baseball or softball in La Crosse County and will not be participating in the Coulee Region Sports League for the 2020 season.   Instead, the Viroqua Park and Rec Department will keep those programs local and begin by offering softball and baseball instruction.    If the risk for COVID-19 transmission in Vernon County remains low, the Park an Rec Department will look to organize games with other local programs – so long as the risk status in their area remains acceptable as well.  The Park and Rec Department will continue to monitor the Coulee COVID-19 Compass and work with local Health Departments to ensure that all programs continue to operate under safe conditions.     We thank parents and families for their patience as the Park and Rec Department seeks to find the appropriate program offerings during these challenging and rapidly-changing times.

Families may continue to sign up online for these programs along with tennis, cheer, and golf instruction.   All programs will take place with enhanced safety measures as recommended by the CDC and local Health Departments.