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City crews work to disinfect facilities, surfaces

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City of Roswell Parks Department employee Horace Reese uses a sprayer attached to a small tank truck to disinfect playground equipment Thursday morning at Cahoon Park. Parks Supervisor Rudy Chavez said that since March, the department’s 15 employees rotate in a small crew that disinfects playgrounds, benches, handrails, bus stops, crosswalk buttons and other high-contact surfaces throughout the city every day. The crew starts at the south end of town and works its way north, getting to each of the 32 city parks and ballfields about once a week.
Below: City of Roswell Parks Department employee John Collins uses a backpack sprayer to disinfect a bench Thursday morning in Cahoon Park. Parks Department employees use a peroxide-based solution to disinfect high-contact surfaces throughout town. The solution is safe for the environment, but Chavez said the disinfecting crew will make sure no one uses the equipment until the solution has been absorbed and dried before they move on to the next location. (Juno Ogle Photos)