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Chesterfield County closes amenities at parks

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 17:23:07-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- All public restrooms in Chesterfield County parks will be closed beginning on Tuesday in an additional effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

While the department has already implemented several protective measures including removing goals and nets from basketball and tennis courts, and effective Tuesday, April 7, all public restrooms will be closed.

The closures include permanent restrooms as well as portable toilets

While county parks remain open, many amenities are closed to the public.

"Park visitors should come prepared to experience the park without expectation of toilets, and hand washing and sanitation stations being available. Additionally, patrons should prepare for your trip to the park and plan for shorter outings, which will allow for more patrons to enjoy the park and help limit the spread of COVID-19," a statement released on Monday said.

"We encourage residents to continue practicing social distancing by keeping a 6-foot contact distance between people, and by not congregating in large groups, to limit the spread of COVID-19. Keep the required distance when you walk, bike, hike, or play."