Greenville playgrounds closed

Greenville playgrounds closed (Source: City of Greenville)

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – The city of Greenville is postponing all city-permitted events through May 10 and closing all playgrounds due to coronavirus concerns.

Per the city’s website, due to the latest guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to stop all gatherings of 50 or more people, and a White House advisory to avoid groups of more than ten people, all permitted  events scheduled through May 10 will be postponed. The city vowed to work with event organizers in finding alternative date options. An updated listing of events will be live on later this week.

All city playgrounds and outdoor fitness stations are also closed until further notice. The city said playground equipment is a “high touch” and “close contact” area. This equipment cannot be cleaned often enough to prevent the spread of germs or the COVID-19 virus.

Additionally, public meetings have been canceled, the Greenville Zoo is closed and all events are cancelled through May 10, and access to public buildings is restricted.

Greenville County is also postponing all Council meetings, committee meetings, and public hearings. They will be made up at a later date, per a county spokesman.


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