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Clermont boat ramps, parks reopening Friday after coronavirus closures

Residents should continue to stay 6-feet apart, not gather in groups

People talk on a bench and keep their social distance in a park. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
People talk on a bench and keep their social distance in a park. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

CLERMONT, Fla. – Clermont Mayor Gail Ash announced the city’s boat ramps and parks will reopen beginning Friday, the day the governor’s stay-at-home order is expected to expire.

In a letter to residents, Ash said park rangers and Clermont police will patrol the areas to make sure the public is following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, including social distancing and not gathering in groups.

While the parks and ramps will reopen, the mayor said all public restrooms will remain closed until further notice, along with Waterfront Park, Champions Splashpark, playgrounds, basketball courts, shuffleboard courts and baseball fields.

Tennis courts will also reopen Friday.

The mayor encouraged residents to wear face coverings in public and stay home whenever possible.