California reverses course on playground closures after backlash

By Brie Stimson | Fox News

Some health experts critical of closing playgrounds said the open spaces are a crucial resource for families to get

California officials will allow playgrounds in the state to remain open following a backlash over a restrictive stay-at-home coronavirus order affecting parts of the state that have less than 15% intensive care unit-capacity in hospitals, according to reports.

The update to the lockdown order — which went into effect last weekend in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley — was a reversal from the original that frustrated many across the state who thought it was illogical that playgrounds would be closed to children but places like malls would be allowed to remain open, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Some health experts critical of closing playgrounds said the open spaces are a crucial resource for families to get outside.

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