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Richmond to restrict access to some public spaces, including James River

Richmond to restrict access to some public spaces, including James River

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A young man strung a hammock between a blooming tree and a utility pole on Brown's Island. Generally maintaining personal space, Richmonders took advantage of mid-80's temperatures on Friday, March 20, the first full day of Spring.

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced the city would restrict access to certain public spaces in response to Gov. Ralph Northam’s stay-at-home order.

In a release, Stoney announced playgrounds and courts at public parks, as well as on Richmond Public Schools properties, are closed beginning Monday at 5 p.m. Access to the James River would be limited as well. Certain activities – swimming, sunbathing or congregating in groups – are now forbidden. Residents can still exercise along the river.

Police will enforce the restrictions, the release stated.

(This is breaking news. This story will be updated.)

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