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Rogers City reopens public recreation areas

ALPENA, Mich. — As Governor Whitmer is beginning to ease social distancing restrictions in less affected areas of the state, local municipalities are making some changes.

Beginning this Friday, Rogers City officials are once again permitting the use of some of their recreational areas. For starters, children will be allowed to use playground equipment.

However,  signs will be posted to notify users that the equipment has not been sanitized. Practices on baseball and softball fields are also allowed, along with the use of basketball and tennis facilities.

While restrictions are beginning to lift, social distancing measures are still in place, and no more than 10 people should use the equipment at a time.

Rogers City Manager, Joe Hefele, says “Obviously we want our residents to continue to adhere to the executive orders. We want to see them continue to use the social distancing directives. If we can’t do this correctly then the city would have no choice but to basically prohibit the use of those fields again.”