With warming weather and limited options for activities, we’ve been encouraging people to utilize the many parks and trails throughout Elk River. That being said, ERPD patrol officers have witnessed several large groups congregating at various parks recently, in addition to receiving several complaints to dispatch. At this time officers have been instructed to stop and talk with these groups in hopes that educating them on the potential spread of COVID-19 that stems from group gatherings, however per Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-20 this behavior can carry penalties of fines up to $1,000 and potential jail time.
Parents, please make sure during this critical time your kids are practicing social distancing in our parks, and all other places as well. It is up to all of us to #StopTheSpread of #COVID19.
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