Florida Department of Environmental Protection to close all state parks

All Florida state parks will be closed starting Monday, March 23. (MGN)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Sunday the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced all Florida State Parks would be closed to the public starting Monday, March 23.

They say the closures are following directions and guidance from Governor Ron DeSantis and the CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

They say the reduction of operating hours and reducing visitor capacity has not resulted in proper reductions to keep the public safe.

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