Ketchikan-area officials closed a number of public spaces Monday to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
All school playgrounds are closed until further notice. The same is true for playgrounds at Grant Street Park, Monroe Street Tot Lot and Triangle Park, according to Ketchikan’s emergency operations center.
Rotary and South Point Higgins beaches are also closed, as is the skatepark at the intersection of Schoenbar Road and Park Avenue.
School ballfields, on the other hand, remain open as of Monday. But team sports are prohibited in keeping with social distancing guidelines. Walker, Dudley and Weiss fields will also stay open.
As of Monday, Ketchikan’s many hiking trails are also open, though officials say people who don’t live in the same household must stay at least six feet apart.
The move to close playgrounds follows a similar step by the Prince of Wales Island community of Craig last week.
Correction: An earlier version of this story misattributed the closures to the City of Ketchikan. This story has been corrected to reflect that the joint emergency operations center — which includes officials from Saxman in addition to Ketchikan city and borough officials — enacted the closures.