Police Remind Pittsburgh: Social Distancing Still Matters, Even On Sunny Days


Megan Harris, Kiley Koscinski & Kevin Gavin, WESA's The Confluence

Playgrounds are wrapped in police tape and basketball hoops have been removed from their goals, but city parks are still open, public safety spokesperson Chris Togneri says. 

A spate of high temperatures and sunny days last weekend brought Pittsburghers out in droves, he says, so officials are reminding everyone to please stay at least six feet away from others when outside the home.

Togneri says so far, no Pittsburgh police officers have tested positive for COVID-19, though some have been asked to self-isolate. Commanders issued in-house guidance last week for how office workers remaining on the force can better adhere to social distancing while still on the job. 

"This is a difficult time. This is stressful. There's anxiety, there's uncertainty, and first responders are no different,” he says, “but that's not going to stop them. They're out there every day." 

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