Cambridge City, Centerville and Richmond officials are urging families not to use public playground equipment or other high-touch items because of COVID-19 transmission risks, although local parks are open for walking, biking and other physically distant recreation activities.
Wayne County Health Officer Dr. David Jetmore says research shows the COVID-19 virus can stay in the air three hours in the air after leaving the body and 72 hours on plastic or steel. It will also remain for 24 hours on cardboard and four hours on copper.
Centerville and Cambridge City have put orders in place to close playgrounds.
Richmond Parks Department also urges visitors to refrain from using any high-touch surfaces such as benches at this time.

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