Anchorage school and municipal playgrounds are closed indefinitely

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Anchorage playgrounds are now closed.

The Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department announced the closure of the city’s 82 playgrounds on its Facebook page Sunday.

The Anchorage School District followed suit on Monday, closing its playgrounds. Families were notified by text message.

Both the parks department and the school district have said the playgrounds were closed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Parks and trails remain open. People should keep 6 feet apart from other trail users, according to the parks department.