PC/Basin Rec Suspend Youth Programs

Three possible cases of H1-N1 (Swine Flu) have been identified among students in Park City schools. All Park City schools are closed through at least Monday, May 4 as a proactive and precautionary measure. Confirmation of the virus is pending lab test results from the Centers for Disease Control. 

Park City Municipal Corporation is cancelling all youth recreation and library programs through May 4.  This is effective immediately and includes all youth soccer programs.  In addition, youth programs at the Basin Recreation Field House are cancelled until further notice according to Matt Strader, Field House Manager. The facilities remain open for regularly scheduled adult classes, drop-in fitness, and library services.  

Park City Municipal Corporation, Summit County Health Department, Summit County Emergency Management and Park City School District have established an Emergency Operations Center to provide coordinated information and response to the potential occurrence of H1-N1 (Swine Flu) in Park City.  A community information hotline has been set up to address questions and concerns regarding the flu.  English and Spanish speaking personnel and health care professionals are staffing the phone lines. The hotline number is 435-615-5989.  Parents with questions about specific school activities should contact your child’s school. School phone numbers are available on-line at www.pcschools.us 

Katie Mullaly, Public Information Officer for Summit County Health Department reminds us all that “your health is in your hands and we can all do our part in preventing the spread of flu through good personal hygiene.” 

For more information about Park City programs, visit the City’s web site at www.parkcity.org or call 615-5435 for information on youth recreation programs and 615-5601 for information on youth library programs.

For more information about recreation programs at the Basin Recreation Field House call 655-0999.  
For Health Department information, call 435-615-3910.

Additional information about H1-NI (Swine Flu) is available at www.cdc.gov.