The city of Santa Fe on Friday extended its closures of libraries, senior centers, recreation centers and city buildings through the end of May as it tries to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Public meetings will continue to be held virtually, all city-sponsored events this month have been canceled, and summer recreation and youth programs will not be held this summer.

City parks and trails remain open, but playground equipment, basketball courts and tennis courts are closed.

“The City will continue to monitor emerging health recommendations, best practices, and the financial crisis as we make decisions moving forward about whether, how and when to reopen City government,” the city said in a statement.

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Stephen Hauf

It's one thing to tell everyone get out there and risk becoming one of the infected, and quite another to risk being one to "bell the cat". As for being lazy as a teacher, I can testify that it is much more work and much harder to teach from online than it is in the classroom. Historically the deadliest pandemic germs are much deadlier on the rebound. It is better to contain COVID 19 now, rather than risk a more deadly form in the Fall

Stefanie Beninato

I think the library could at least accept returned books, videos etc through the slot and give librarians some more hours of work during the furlough period.

Orlie Romero

Open it all up and quit being lazy, time to work!

Jim Klukkert

Yes please crowd in with strangers, work on that good old herd immunity. Our efforts to flatten the curve are working too well for the Frumpian Right!

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