Utica Police department cracks down on social distancing

Local playgrounds and parks have been cordoned off to keep the public away.

Posted: Apr 10, 2020 10:59 PM
Updated: Apr 10, 2020 10:59 PM

Utica, NY – The Utica Police department is taking strong measures to enforce social distancing in the community.
Local parks and playgrounds have been cordoned off in order to prevent groups from gatherings and the spread of germs on equipment.

At Roscoe Conkling Park on the corner of Memorial Parkway and Oneida street, the entire playground is taped off to keep kids and parents away.

At TR Proctor Park on the corner of Culver Avenue and Welshbush Road, the basketball hoops now have metal covers over the rims, as a way of telling keeping people off of the courts.

Utica Police Department Lieutenant Bryan Coromato continues to urge the community to practice social distancing.

“Everyone's watching the briefings, I think everyone is reiterating - from the federal government to the state government to our local governments - to abide by guidelines that have been presented by all of these different levels of government. We just ask people to continue to abide by them, respect each other and hopefully we'll come through this sooner than later.”

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