Orion Parks And Recreation, MI

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Coronavirus Policy Information

(COVID-19) Coronavirus Policy Information

Coronavirus Township Resources 

For current information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), please visit these sources:

EFFECTIVE 12-1-2020.

While Township Hall and the Orion Center have reopened to the public for regular business, residents are still encouraged to interact with us via email or phone, when possible. 

For those who will be visiting us again in person, a few things to be aware of:
  • All Township employees will be wearing facemasks while moving about the building and interacting with the public.  
  • Anyone from the public entering the building will also need to wear a facemask.  We have masks available for those who do not have one.
  • Only the ground floor entrance near the Sheriff's Office will be unlocked for the public to enter and exit. 
  • Once you enter the building, please proceed directly up the stairs or elevator, to be greeted by a Township employee.
  • You will be asked to complete a quick questionnaire.  A yes to either of these questions would result in you being asked to leave the building and contact us via phone to address your needs.  The two questions are:
    •  Do you have any of the following symptoms:
      • A fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
      • Cough (excluding chronic cough due to a known medical reason other than COVID-19)
      • Shortness of breath
      • As least 2 of the following symptoms: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea (excluding diarrhea due to a known medical reason), and extreme fatigue.
    • Have you had any close contact in the last 14 days with someone with a diagnosis of COVID-19?
  • If you answered No to BOTH of the questions, you will be provided a facemask if you do not already have one, and you will either be helped directly at the check-in area, or directed to the location in the building where you will be assisted by the appropriate department.
  • Please mind the floor decals designating proper social distancing, as well as the areas of the building open to the public.
  • Once you are finished with your task, you will exit the building out of the same set of doors you entered.

We look forward to welcoming you back and assisting in the best way possible!

Last updated March 13th 4:20 pm
Orion Township Parks and Recreation is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and is committed to act in the best interest of our Township. To help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community the following measures are effective today (Friday, March 13):
Orion Township Parks and Recreation has cancelled all programs, classes and events until April 5th.
This includes the Exercise Room and all Senior Clubs.
The Orion Center operating hours will be Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm. There will be no evening hours through April 5th.
All classes or events that have a fee will be credited to your account for the dates that are missed. The Orion Center will remain open for essential services only. Registration can be completed over the phone at 248.391.0304 x3500 or online at www.orionparks.com.
This action is being taken in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Governor Whitmer recommends large gatherings of more than 100 people be cancelled or postponed. Please check the Orion Parks website and Facebook Page for updates. 
For more information, including recommendations on how to prepare for and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, go to michigan.gov/coronavirus or oakgov.com/health.
We thank you for your understanding and corporation in this time.

Last updated March 12, 2020 4:09 pm

As we work to stay current and respond appropriately to the continually evolving (COVID-19) Coronavirus situation occurring across the nation, and now in Oakland County, the Orion Township Parks & Recreation Department recognizes that residents will be thinking about steps they can take to minimize the risk of exposure for themselves and family members, and may wish to avoid group settings whenever possible. As such, the department is temporarily making adjustments to some of its programming policies.

  • We encourage anyone that may have potentially been exposed to the Coronavirus or are experiencing symptoms of the virus to abstain from participating in any of our programs and to refrain from attending any of our recreation facilities.

  • We specifically ask that potentially exposed people avoid the Orion Center to limit exposure for our high-risk populations.

  • We will provide refunds to anyone wishing to cancel their program registrations for programs scheduled for the months of March and April.

  • We will offer refunds or reschedule reservations for facility rentals that have been scheduled for March or April (rescheduling is subject to availability). We understand people may delay making decisions to cancel a registration; however advance notice will assist us in knowing if we need to cancel a program and to ensure we are properly staffed.

  • Some programs may be cancelled by the Parks & Recreation department to ensure the safety of everyone. Special considerations are being made for our programs that may serve high-risk populations. Decisions will be made on a program-by-program basis and refunds will be issued.

We are encouraging everyone to stay current with information and to follow recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health organizations. Below are some resources for you to reference:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

State of Michigan

Oakland County

Please stay tuned to our Facebook page and website for updated information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 248-391-0304 ext. 3500 or parksrec@oriontownship.org