Jamestown Mayor Orders Closure Of City Playgrounds, Basketball Courts

Dow Park, City of Jamestown. Image by WNY News Now Staff. 03/31/20.

JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist announced Tuesday city playgrounds will close in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, the novel Coronavirus.

Dow Park, City of Jamestown. Image by WNY News Now Staff. 03/31/20.

The mayor, in a post on Facebook, said even though playgrounds and basketball courts will be roped off city parks will remain open.

“Effective today, I have instructed our Parks Staff to rope off all playground equipment and close basketball courts,” said Mayor Sundquist. “I know the weather is nice, but we have too many kids and residents risking potential spread.”

Health officials say the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by practicing social distancing.

It is recommended if visiting a park or taking a walk in the community, residents stay at least six feet apart.


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