Public events and programs, as well as most park facilities, in Prince George’s County, Maryland will be closed beginning Wednesday through Jan. 18.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the county’s parks and recreation department announced the decision on Tuesday, saying that all parks and trails will remain open.

The closures are part of the department’s COVID-19 response. Face coverings are required in the parks.

The special election voting center at the Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex will remain open and previously scheduled rentals will be honored.

[Source:, WTop news]