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City of Milwaukee playgrounds close amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted: 3:53 PM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-24 16:53:42-04
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MILWAUKEE — Though going outside is still encouraged under Gov. Tony Evers "Safer at Home" order, playgrounds in Milwaukee are closed.

The City of Milwaukee announced it was closing playgrounds due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The city said that the closures are "to slow the spread of the virus and preserve the health of our community."

Though the playgrounds are closed, the parks remain open. The city asks guests to continue to maintain social distancing when visiting parks.

The Safer at Home order goes into effect at 8 a.m. and encourages Wisconsin residents to stay inside to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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