NYC dog parks closing Monday amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Posted at 6:24 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 06:24:43-04

NEW YORK CITY — All New York City dog parks will close Monday as the city continues to deal with the coronavirus crisis, City Hall confirmed to PIX11.

The closure includes all dog parks and dog runs and was decided after overcrowding was reported at many of the pet-friendly locations across the city.

The move comes after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that all playgrounds across NYC would be closed in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

As of Sunday, New York City's total COVID-19 cases jumped to 67,551 with a death toll of over 2,600 and growing.