Amid coronavirus, Florida closes all 175 state parks

Starting today, all 175 of Florida’s state parks are closed in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection made the announcement on Sunday afternoon at the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis, according to a release.

“At the direction of Governor DeSantis and to successfully uphold CDC guidance to maximize social distancing and avoid gatherings larger than 10 people, DEP will close all Florida State Parks to the public effective Monday, March 23,” said the release.

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