Witter Field Closed to Public During School Hours

Friday, March 19th, 2021 - Posted in All District News COVID District Communications Latest Announcements

Beginning March 16th, Witter Field is Closed to the public during school hours. Additionally, Piedmont High School athletic programs have resumed  and Witter Field is reserved for these programs each weekday from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The track and synthetic turf field are open for community use daily before the start of school and on weekends (when not is use by PHS Athletics) consistent with public health orders issued by Alameda County that are intended to slow the spread of Covid-19.

Individuals must wear face coverings, maintain at least six-foot social distancing from others who are not part of the same household or living unit, and avoid all social interaction when sick with a fever, cough, or other COVID-19 symptoms. 

Individuals can access Witter Field from the Wildwood Avenue steps, Piedmont Middle School’s “PE Hill,” or the El Cerrito pedestrian gate.  The Windsor Avenue gate, Wildwood Elementary School playground, baseball and softball fields, batting cages, and Witter Field House restrooms remain closed.

The District previously closed Witter Field due to widespread and persistent lack of compliance with the Alameda County order at the Field, and similar issues led the City of Piedmont to close the Linda Beach Playfield, as noncompliance poses a serious public health risk.  Witter Field is an important community resource and the decision to reopen the facility was made based on supportive public input.  The Field will remain open as long as users comply with the public health orders issued by Alameda County.

 

Questions or comments?  Please contact Director of Facilities Pete Palmer at ppalmer@piedmont.k12.ca.us 

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