Hudson Valley 360: Art Omi says visiting is safe

Monday, Apr 27, 2020

Amid concerns over community spread during the COVID-19 shutdown, Art Omi Executive Director Ruth Adams said the park is doing everything it can to encourage social distancing among visitors, including posting signs in the parking lot and around the grounds.

Starting on Saturday, an attendant will monitor the parking lot on warm days, Adams said.

After receiving several complaints of overcrowding, the Columbia County Health Department sent staffers to survey the 120-acre private park for social-distancing violations.

The Department of Health found no cause for concern, officials said.

“The message we have been getting from the Department of Health, the sheriff, the state is, ‘Please stay open, please continue to do what you are doing,’” Adams said.

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