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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 and filmmaker. He has won awards for journalism (CA Journalism Award) and screenwriting (Fade In Award), and has served as a ghostwriter, speechwriter, or script doctor for over 3,000 clients. His first novel is a dark political thriller called "Red Dennis" (2020). His first nonfiction book is a guide for helping writers be more productive called "Ass Plus Seat" (2020). From 2020 to 2024, he co-hosted the "House of Mystery Radio Show" on NBC News Radio.

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