UPDATE: Park in Fayetteville, WV reopen

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FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020: The Fayetteville Park Commission voted to reopen the town parks. That is according to an announcement on the Town of Fayetteville, WV Facebook page.

The decision was effective as of 8 a.m. on Oct. 19. The park commission made the decision based on the Fayette County moving to yellow on the Harvard map. On West Virginia’s County Alert System map the county is Green.

County leaders ask residents who choose to enjoy the parks to please be observant of social distancing guidelines.

ORIGINAL STORY – 3:51 p.m. Sept. 24, 2020 A Town of Fayetteville is taking action to help slow the spread of COVID-19. According to a release on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, the town’s Facebook page states areas which may lead to the spread of the virus will be closed.

The Park Board voted unanimously to shut down fields, courts, shelters and playgrounds until further notice. The health trail will remain open.

The board stated every decision they make is to ensure the safety of the community. The action was taken because of the spike in COVID-19 cases in Fayette County.

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