Faribault's Parks and Recreation Department sent out an update last night that all of its activities, programs, and facilities will be closed until May 4th.

According to the news release:

"At the recommendation of Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health, the City of Faribault is closing all of its Parks and Recreation facilities, along with canceling all Parks and Rec. programming, through May 4. 

The facilities include the Faribault Community Center and the Washington Recreation Center. 

Additionally, in conjunction with the National Recreation and Parks Association, Parks staff will be closing all park playgrounds and picnic shelters.

Please know that all city and state trails will remain open, and we’re encouraging people to use these amenities while maintaining a safe, 6-foot distance from one another, which is being recommended by the MDH. 

The City of Faribault will continue to issue periodical virtual fitness classes free of charge to ensure our community can stay active during this difficult time. To see those classes, visit the Parks and Recreation Facebook page, or keep an eye on the Faribault Community Television channel (channel 10 for Consolidated Communications or 181 for Spectrum)."

Gov. Walz has declared that all Minnesotans should 'stay-home' unless they are considered essential employees beginning tonight at 11:59 P.M. through April 10 at 5 P.M.

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