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Have a Healthy and Happy Halloween with Safety Guidance

Have a Healthy and Happy Halloween with Safety Guidance

Halloween is coming up, but it will look different than years past because, you know, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Johnson County Public Health and other experts caution that traditional trick-or-treating is riskier than alternatives; although interactions door-to-door are typically quick, they usually involve close and frequent contact, the conditions that spread SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Often, many kids and families gather at doors or on sidewalks, and the more households they visit, the greater chance that germs are spread and linger. Here are some ways to keep yourself, your kids and your community healthy.

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Red Fern Dog Park Opens, Pass-free Access Through October

Beginning today, North Liberty’s dog park, named Red Fern Dog Park, opens to the public. A ribbon cutting is planned for the spring. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, and no passes are required through October.

Red Fern Dog Park, is located at 980 North Liberty Road, is a 5.1-acre park with sections open to all dogs and one reserved for small dogs, those 18 inches or shorter at the shoulder. Currently, the park features interior trails and park shelters, with future plans include adding agility equipment, park benches and permanent donor recognition (please contact our partners at the Johnson County Dog Park Action Committee with questions about how you can contribute).

The name was recommended by the Parks and Recreation Commission, and accepted by the City Council, in 2019 after public input and discussion, because the name invokes a love of dogs, nature and classic literature with its reference to Where the Red Fern Grows, and was uniquely able to pull together the park’s purpose, location and North Liberty’s connection to the UNESCO City of Literature.

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