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"I never thought I would tell my teenaged son he couldn’t go outside and play basketball, but he could go into the basement to play Fortnite with his friends virtually, but this is where we are," he joked.
Now Montgomery County officials are offering up some cures for coronavirus-induced cabin fever. Lawrence said the county's tourism and convention board has posted a series of virtual tours of sites across the county on their official website.
Other sites, like the John J. Audubon Center and the Elmwood Park Zoo also have virtual tours.
There is also a list of restaurants, breweries and distilleries in the county that are offering takeout.
And while the parks are closed, the county's trails are open. "If you try to access a trail through the parks depending on the park, they might be gated off but trailheads are open," he advised.
Lawrence said parks are closed because, for example, they don’t want people gathering at pavilions. He also reminded people to maintain proper social distancing, six feet apart, while enjoying outside activity.