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Local physician encourages parents to consider where kids play

After months of being closed due to the pandemic, local businesses like Bonkers said they are doing everything they can to keep kids and families safe.

Dr. James Daniels, the Medical Director for the Adams County Public Health Department, said it's important for parents to watch where their children play.

“If you have a little child, they are not going to want to wear the mask. So what do you do? The thing is the outdoor activities are the best, so if your kids are wound up and want to do something, take them to the park and mind social distancing.”

Dr. James Daniels | Adams County Public Health Department Medical Director

Bonkers Regional Director of Operations, Terence Lard, said they're doing everything they can to keep their facility safe.

“With little ones coming in we want to make sure we are doing well. We take it to the next level, too. We're also stepping up our efforts in sanitizing as well as disinfecting.”

Terence Lard | Bonkers Regional Director of Operations

Dr. Daniels said if you go into a play area, make sure you're aware of their cleaning procedures.

"Common play areas, you need to say are those being washed? How often? What's happened there? Some areas are easier to disinfect than others. A lot of it is to just watch, just doing a small amount makes a big difference."

Dr. James Daniels | Adams County Public Health Department Medical Director

Lard said his staff has a goal provide "good clean fun" for the community.

"We are out there cleaning all throughout the day. Every touchpoint we have. Whether it's a doorknob, a joystick, a button. Is thoroughly sanitized throughout the day."

Terence Lard | Bonkers Regional Director of Operations

Officials at Bonkers said they require customers to wear a mask while in the facility.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story identified Dr. Daniels as a Blessing physician. To clarify, Dr. Daniels was not speaking on behalf of Blessing in this story. He was speaking in his role as Medical Director for the Adams County Public Health Department.

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Jayda Hill

Jayda Hill is a Multimedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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