Sup. Felesia Martin
Press Release

County Supervisor Felesia Martin Urges Residents to Stop Congregating Around County Parks

 

By - Apr 8th, 2020 02:13 pm

MILWAUKEE – County Supervisor Felesia Martin urges residents to take state and local emergency orders seriously in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. As of April 8, there have been over 1,416 cases of the coronavirus in Milwaukee County.

“We continue to receive reports of basketball games and the use of playground equipment,” said Supervisor Martin. “We are urging residents to stop engaging in contact sports in order to stop the spread of the virus (COVID-19). The Milwaukee County Parks Department has posted warning signage of closures on basketball courts and playground areas with yellow tape & STOP signage around all the Milwaukee County Parks. We need everyone to be respectful of the warnings posted throughout our parks system and respect the lives of others.”

As we continue to stop the spread of the virus (COVID-19) law enforcement has been asked to increase patrolling throughout Milwaukee County parks to make sure residents are abiding by the Safer at Home guidelines.

“Our first responders are working full stop to keep all of us safe,” said Supervisor Martin. “Let’s help them by staying at home and practicing social distancing when out in public spaces. Be reminded you are not only placing your lives in danger but those of your family members, friends, and neighbors. This is a deadly virus which can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or country of origin.”

Supervisor Martin represents Milwaukee County’s 7th Supervisory District, which has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus.

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