Cobb County closes all parks due to coronavirus pandemic

Credit: Ross Cavitt/Cobb County government

Credit: Ross Cavitt/Cobb County government

Cobb County has taken another step to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Effective immediately, the county has closed all parks and recreation buildings until further notice. Cobb publicized the news Monday on its Facebook page.

County spokesman Ross Cavitt said the closure includes playgrounds and open space areas inside parks. Cobb County Commissioners will hold a special called meeting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to discuss the pandemic and how it can carry out essential county services while protecting residents.

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“We continue to measure the appropriate response to this fast-moving situation,” said Cobb County Commission Chairman Mike Boyce.

As of noon on Monday, Cobb had 79 cases of the cornavirus, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The county has also established a hotline to answer Cobb-related questions about the pandemic. You can access that hotline by calling 770-590-5790. Cobb residents who want health-related questions answered should call the state’s coronavirus hotline at 844-442-2681.

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