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State parks remain closed because of the stay at home order in Illinois. But that leaves many wanting for walks in the woods, fishing on lakes or maybe even camping. 

 

Republican State Rep. Dan Severin from Marion says southern Illinois is hurting as recreational activities are being curtailed. He’d like to see the Governor reopen state parks in areas of that don’t have high numbers of COVID-19 and says people that want to get outside can do it while respecting social distancing guidelines.

 

 

The Governor has said that one reason parks were closed was to keep workers safe who may have had to work in close quarters with other staff and couldn’t keep proper social distance.

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