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County re-closing certain facilities
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County officials had looked at imposing property tax after the on-post housing manager opened rentals to everyone, not just military families.

Liberty County Administrators are going to close certain Liberty County Recreation Department facilities saying that social distancing protocols are not being followed by the public, according to a statement posted on the County’s Facebook Page.

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners authorized Phase I of the COVID-19 re-opening plan May 23, which included the opening of certain facilities for non-organized usage.

The statement posted to the County’s website around 10:30 a.m. today said the re-opening was contingent upon the public’s ability to observe CDC and State guidelines for assembly and distancing.

It went on to say, “Unfortunately, it has become increasing (sic) apparent that these protocols are not being followed.”

As a result, the BOC is temporarily suspending the use of the ball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, batting cages, playgrounds, skate parks, swimming pools, and rental facilities.

Walking trails, running tracks, open green space, boat ramps, and fishing piers will remain open the statement said, “Subject to State mandates concerning gatherings of persons and social distancing requirements.”

The statement said that the Commission remains committed to protecting the health and well-being of all citizens and hopes that these measures will only be needed for a short period of time.

They plan to re-open those facilities when deemed safe to do so.

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