Despite repeated reminders to stay out of closed parks and keep a six-foot distance from others while outside, police are still getting calls to report violations in various parts of the county.
Yesterday, with warm and sunny weather encouraging outdoor recreation, police received numerous calls to report people congregating in closed parks, from Virginia Highlands Park near Crystal City to Williamsburg Middle School in North Arlington.
An Arlington County Police spokeswoman was unable to say how many social distancing-related calls the department received yesterday, but noted that nobody has been charged for hanging out in a closed park or violating Gov. Ralph Northam’s order against congregating in groups of more than 10.
“ACPD continues to seek voluntary compliance with the order and social distancing through education,” said spokeswoman Ashley Savage. “At this time, no criminal enforcement has been sought.”
Both the police department and the county government have been posting reminders via social media that parks are closed and violations are a crime.
WATCH: Captain Quigley addressee the Governor’s Stay at Home order as it relates to exercise. All County parks are closed and we’re seeking your cooperation to help stop the spread of COVID-19. https://t.co/IPp2z4YFxC
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) April 8, 2020
❗️Reminder: All @arlparksrec and @APSVirginia parks, fields, playgrounds, tracks, dog parks and athletic courts are🛑CLOSED🛑
It is UNLAWFUL to break into closed and locked facilities. pic.twitter.com/8cqFn38ZYv
— Arlington County (@ArlingtonVA) April 8, 2020
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