Pittsburgh closes playgrounds, could close parks if social distancing wanes | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh officials have not ruled out closing city parks if residents fail to heed social distancing guidelines as they did last weekend.

The city has already closed all playgrounds effective Friday, and basketball courts and the Mt. Washington overlooks have been closed since early this week.

Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich said residents have, for the most part, done well at keeping their distance from one another.

“But last weekend was an exception within our city parks and public places,” Hissrich said Friday at an outdoor news conference on the North Shore. “They were packed, and there was no social distancing.”

He said now is a crucial time in the pandemic, and “we have to remain vigilant.”

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