Caution tape is placed on playground equipment at Jones Park as a stay-at-home order for Lyon County begins Thursday.

The Emporia Gazette

Lyon County’s stay-at-home order went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, and all county playgrounds have been closed to the public until April 25.

In Emporia, city employees placed caution tape on playground equipment to prevent children from using it during the order.

The closures were made to prevent transmission of the COVID-19 disease, which can survive on surfaces for several days, according to the World Health Organization.

While playgrounds are closed, outdoor activities and recreational areas are still allowed. Residents are encouraged to go for walks, hikes, bike rides and spend time outside so long as they are practicing social distancing.

More information about the stay-at-home order can be found here:

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Sacred Heart has not taped off their playground and kids are there all day. Can someone contact them? Thank you




Believe is very essential [beam]


how about the dog park? they've said a dog or cat can't get it, but it could transfer if you pet a dog that's been touched by someone positive with the virus.


Taking your dog to the park is not essential, lol.

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