Reflection Riding will be closing all public programming until March 30.
Mark McKnight, president, said, "We are currently working with our education staff to provide online opportunities for any schools that may be interested in virtual classroom experiences.
"We are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for keeping schools and workplaces safe, namely:
- Encouraging all staff and visitors to practice good hygiene
- Postponing large gatherings
- Encouraging staff and visitors to stay home if they are feeling sick or have a sick family member in their home
"In the CDC guidelines for keeping schools safe, they recommend “when possible, hold classes outdoors or in open, well-ventilated spaces.” One thing we have in abundance out here is wide-open space.
While little is known about this novel virus, we believe in the power of the outdoors and we know that parents and all of our members will need a place to relieve stress and recreate as we all deal with this global threat.
"Please consider becoming a member online and visiting our 317-acre oasis in the city. Members are welcome on the property during daylight hours. Feel free to park in our gravel parking lot or the member parking lot just outside the gates. Print your receipt or place your member cards in the window of your car so we know you’re a supporter.
"For now, our welcome center and bathrooms will be closed to the public as we turn our staff loose on deferred maintenance items and take the opportunity to engage in some early spring cleaning.
"We hope to be open and full of visitors again as soon as possible."