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Green Bay Packers closing Lambeau Field for two weeks to prevent spread of coronavirus

Posted: 6:17 PM, Mar 12, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-12 19:23:27-04
Lambeau Field at Sunset

The Green Bay Packers announced Thursday they will close Lambeau Field and Titletown for two weeks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The closure will also apply to all Lambeau Field Atrium businesses, including the Packers Pro Shop, Hall of Fame, and 1919 Kitchen & Tap.

"Our priority is the health and safety of our staff and visitors," said Packers/President and CEO Mark Murphy. "This is a decision we made with all due consideration, and we feel it is an important step to take in helping mitigate the spread of the virus."

Lambeau Field and Titletown will only have critical staff in place for non-public operation of their facilities, the team says.

Other Titletown businesses - including The Turn, Bellin Health, and Hinterland - will remain open for now.

Earlier Thursday, Gov. Tony Evers declared a public health emergency for Wisconsin as it deals with COVID-19. There are currently seven active cases that have been detected in the state.

Check back often for updates on this developing story.

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