Parks Offer Portlanders Escape Amid Virus Crisis

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Residents of Portland, Ore., can still get outside right now, as the city said this week that area parks will remain open for the time being.

“We’ve heard a lot from families and from parents about how the kids need to get some energy out,” Holly Thompson, spokeswoman for the Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation Department, told The Oregonian. “Please feel free if you need to get a breath of fresh air, if you’re healthy, if you’re not symptomatic.”

While many everyday social experiences are not recommended in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, getting outside is actually a good thing to do.

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