The city of Sandy Springs March 23 announced it is closing all of its parks due to health concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The announcement, made in an email to the media and others, comes three days after the Sandy Springs City Council, at a special-called meeting, approved temporarily closing bars, nightclubs, gyms and fitness centers, movie theaters, live performance venues, bowling alleys, arcades and private social clubs (with respect to food services and other indoor gatherings at such social clubs).

Restaurants are still allowed to serve food for carryout and delivery service, though.

Other cities, such as Atlanta, have initiated similar bans to deal with the virus.

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