After more than two months of being forced to close to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Oakland County playgrounds are once again open for play as cases of COVID-19 in the state and county continue to drop.
Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter announced the closure of all outdoor playground equipment on March 21, just hours after the first resident of the county died from the virus.
The playgrounds were closed because there was no way to guarantee that playgrounds were not infected with the virus. Since then, public playgrounds, including those on school grounds, were wrapped in caution tape or in fencing to keep people from violating the order.
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