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Danville closing park play areas, tennis and basketball courts due to coronavirus restrictions

Original post made on Mar 22, 2020

The Danville Police Department has issued a reminder to residents that a mandatory shelter-in-place order has been issued and public group gatherings are prohibited.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 19, 2020, 4:13 PM

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Posted by Pedal Power
a resident of Danville
on Mar 22, 2020 at 9:34 pm

at all East Bay Regional Park system parks, however the parks themselves are open, (for now), although IMO that could change fast if people refuse to maintain proper spacing.

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Posted by Hugh Li
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 26, 2020 at 11:44 am

Playing tennis with a family member is specifically allowed and confirms with the shelter in place order, according to several papers and sources I saw. Playing with someone else is also allowed if the 6-ft rule is observed. I think during this time, allowing some space to safely exercise is very important.

I object to closing the city tennis courts.

Posted by Arthur Ashe
a resident of Danville
on Mar 27, 2020 at 8:46 am

Hugh: Making sure that people stay home and stop the spread of this deadly virus is a little more important than your desire to play tennis. For physical exercise, you can do jumping jacks, sit ups, push ups, planks at home. You can go jogging or for a walk in your neighborhood, as long as you stay a safe distance away from others.

As to tennis, balls often are hit from one court to another, and we are learning that this virus can stay on surface of objects for hours. Thus, even if you are playing with a family member you are quarantined with, there is a very good chance that those playing at the other courts will hit their ball on to your court. The virus can be passed on from you touching tennis balls that others touch. Moreover, balls that you touch with your hands will end up in the net, and thus the person playing on your court when you are done could get the virus from touching the net that you earlier touched.

Stop focusing on your own desires, and think about others.

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