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Get ready to swing! Nassau County to reopen playgrounds Saturday

Posted at 8:17 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 20:18:34-04

NASSAU COUNTY — Kids, rejoice!

Shuttered playgrounds in Nassau County will reopen on Saturday, County Executive Laura Curran said Thursday.

The 67 playgrounds in the county's 35 public parks will be inspected by the Parks Department before they open.

"Let’s continue to stay smart: wash hands, wear a mask, and if you or a family member do not feel well, stay home," Curran said.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo had said he was leaving decisions about reopening playgrounds up to local municipalities.

"But they have to use their judgment here," he said. "Again, they have the test data, they should be studying the test data, they should be looking at those positives and see where the positives are coming from. If the positives are in a cluster, a neighborhood that has that pool, don't open the pool. Well everybody wants to swim, I understand. Everybody doesn't want to see a spike in COVID again. So, use your judgment. Sometimes yes is not the right answer. It's the easy answer."