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Coronavirus Coronavirus news: Milpitas closes playgrounds & active amenities

Coronavirus news: Milpitas closes playgrounds & active amenities

As part of the City of Milpitas’s emergency declaration as a result of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, the City announced on Monday that all park playgrounds and active amenities shall be closed and off limits to the public ‘til future notice. 

Parks themselves will still remain open, so residents can continue to walk, bike, or run in accordance with the standing shelter in place provisions. 

The City’s decision comes on the heels of an address from Governor Gavin Newsom today wherein he gently yet forcefully pleaded with California residents to not crowd the state’s beaches and hiking trails, so as to flatten the curve and mitigate the virus’s spread. Newsom also announced the closure of dozens of state park and beach parking lots. In the meantime, violating the current statewide shelter in place regulations carries criminal penalties. 

Those seeking more info on Milpitas parks can contact the Public Works Department: 408-586-2600.

Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. He is the author of six critically acclaimed fiction books, among them the novella "It's Only Temporary" (2005), which appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books, and numerous short stories published in anthologies alongside work by H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and many others. His nonfiction articles have been published on The Daily Dot, Ravishly, and The Good Men Project. His first feature film, "Rule of 3" (2010), won awards at the Fantasia International Film Festival and Shriekfest, and had its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest. His second feature film, "Living Things" (2014), was endorsed by PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) and distributed by Cinema Libre Studio. In 2015, he won the 19th Annual Fade In Award for Thriller Screenplays. He was a founding partner of Ghostwriters Central, a writing and editing firm which received positive notices from The Wall Street Journal, Consumers Digest, and the TV program "Intelligence For Your Life." Eric has edited works published on The Huffington Post and Forbes, as well as two Bram Stoker Award-nominated novels.
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