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Governor Abbott announces temporary closure of state parks

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Posted at 8:50 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 10:53:12-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission to close all state parks and historic sites.

The move is part of the state’s efforts to strengthen social distancing practices and prevent gatherings of large groups of people.

After 5 p.m. Tuesday, historic sites and state parks will close to the public.

For our area, that would mean Mustang Island, Goose Island, Choke Canyon and Lake Corpus Christi all will be closed.

They will reopen at the direction of the governor.

"Social distancing is our best tool to curb the spread of COVID-19 and save lives." Abbott said. "I urge all Texans to continue to stay at home except for essential services as we respond to COVID-19. By following these social distance practices, we will overcome this challenge together."