US Coronavirus fight in New Jersey escalates as all state and county parks and forests ordered closed
Coronavirus Latest: Boston Mayor Says Too Many People Playing Sports In City Parks
Mayor Marty Walsh said people in Boston are not doing enough to social distance during the coronavirus pandemic. © Provided by CBS Boston Walsh specifically pointed out the number of people doing things like playing sports in parks, and said that needs to stop. “People are still gathering in groups and playing sports in our parks. This is not social distancing,” Walsh said. The city is planning to take new measures to prevent people from gathering at parks. They will include new signs and putting zip ties on basketball nets. As a last effort, Walsh said the city could lock down parks.
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Those looking to practicingin the will soon have fewer options after governor ordered all closed due to the outbreak.
New Jersey Gov.said during a news conference that in order to "further social distancing," he signed an closing all state parks and forests in addition to county parks.
Georgia Enforces Social Distancing At Parks, Lakes: Coronavirus
Gov. Kemp has issued an order to ensure that people are following social distancing at parks and lakes. Officials will patrol the area.“Across Georgia, there is a mandatory shelter in place order for medically fragile individuals, and gatherings of more than ten people are banned unless there is at least six feet between each person at all times. This order applies to all 159 counties.
"We’ve seen far too many instances in our parks where people are gathering and socializing in groups," Murphy said.
Under the governor's new order, residents are still allowed to go outside for exercise but Murphy insisted they "must do this close to home."
"I do not take this action lightly," Murphy. "Some of my fondest memories with my own children are beautiful spring days in parks playing soccer and enjoying our family."
Harris County to release about 1,000 'non-violent' inmates, calling jail a 'ticking time bomb'
Calling the Harris County Jail a "ticking time bomb," County Judge Lina Hidalgo said about 1,000 "non-violent" inmates will be released. Hidalgo said this drastic action is necessary so they can practice social distancing to stop help stop the spread of coronavirus inside the jail. One Harris County inmate has tested positive for COVID-19. "New cases will spread like wildfire if we don't take quick action," Hidalgo said Tuesday. She will issue aOne Harris County inmate has tested positive for COVID-19.
The governor said his "sole mission in life right now" is the health of every family in the Garden State.
The decision on whether local town parks may remain open is left up to those municipalities,.
New Jersey reported an additional 3,325cases on Tuesday and 229 deaths.
The governor also extended his previously declared public health emergency by 30 days.
"Extending this order ensures we will continue to take appropriate steps to protect the public health and welfare of New Jerseyans," the governor.
Across the U.S., the death toll neared 12,000 on Tuesday with around 380,000 confirmed infections. Some of the deadliest hot spots include Detroit, New Orleans and the New York metropolitan area, which includes parts of Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
As of Tuesday, New Jersey has the second-highest number of COVID-19 in the country with 41,090 reported. At least 1,232 deaths have been recorded, according to a tall by.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Coronavirus cases in Florida top 15,400 as death toll hits 309 .
Florida's coronavirus death toll climbed past 300 Wednesday, as the number of confirmed cases in the state surpassed 15,400. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida is now at 15,456, according to the state's department of health. Sign up for our Newsletters In addition to the 309 deaths, nearly 2,000 people were hospitalized throughout the state. Central Florida cases Orange County: 803 cases Osceola County: 272 cases SeminoleThe total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida is now at 15,456, according to the state's department of health.