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Burbank Orders Park Closures for Holiday Weekend April 11-12, 2020
BURBANK, CA (April 9, 2020) – The City of Burbank will be closing the City parks this holiday weekend to continue flattening the COVID-19 curve. As of today, there are 83 known cases of the COVID-19 within the City of Burbank. The order will be in place from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2020 to sunrise on Monday, April 13, 2020. During this time it shall be unlawful to enter or remain in any public park.
The Order is intended to deter the spread of COVID-19 by preventing people from being in unnecessary close contact. A violation could result in a misdemeanor charge. As of Wednesday, April 8, Los Angeles County had more than 7,000 reported COVID-19 cases and 79 within the City of Burbank.
“It is with regret that we must close our parks this weekend,” said Burbank Mayor Sharon Springer. “This is a critical week, and we can’t take any chances with anyone’s health during this COVID-19 crisis. Congregating in parks puts the health and safety of our residents at risk. We encourage people to celebrate at home or virtually with families, friends and their worship groups.”
The Order does not prohibit any individual or family from engaging in outdoor activities as an individual or family such as walking or biking, so long as they practice social distancing. However, all private and public group events and gatherings are prohibited. This includes public gatherings, such as performances, parties, and worship services are prohibited.
To support the community during this unprecedented time, the City’s Park and Recreation Department encourages residents to seek other ways to safety celebrate the holiday such as holding an indoor egg hunt or one in your own yard or dying eggs with the family. For a list of fun and creative holiday-related ideas please visit the Burbank Parks and Recreation’s Virtual Ways to PLAY MORE page at: www.burbankca.gov/virtualrec.