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CoronavirusCoronavirus 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.



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Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer & filmmaker. As a screenwriter, he’s won a Fade In Award and written numerous feature films in development by companies including WWE, Mandalay Sports Media, Game1, and Select Films. He is also the resident script doctor for Rebel Six Films (producers of A&E’s “Hoarders”). As a journalist, Eric’s won a California Journalism Award and is co-owner and editor of The Milpitas Beat, a Silicon Valley newspaper with tens of thousands of monthly readers that has won the Golden Quill Award as well as the John Swett Award for Media Excellence. As a filmmaker, Eric’s directed award-winning feature films that have premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and Shriekfest, and been endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Eric’s apocalyptic novella “It’s Only Temporary” appears next to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” on Nightmare Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Horror Novels of All Time. He lives in Northern California with his wife, Rhoda, and their two sons.

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