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Ripon reopens playgrounds, council meetings as virus restrictions are loosened
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Some of the COVID-19 restrictions in the City of Ripon are easing up.

Take Tuesday's City Council meeting, where the first 25 members of the public were granted entrance for the first time in over six months.

"It's great to see the faces," said Vice Mayor Daniel de Graaf, who often acknowledges those in attendance along with the livestream audience (meetings will continue to be shown via YouTube) at the end of each meeting.

Added Mayor Jake Parks: "I'm glad to see people in the crowd."

Those in attendance were required to continue practicing social distancing along with following other safety protocols used during the pandemic.

Likewise for the youngsters at the city parks.

The playgrounds just reopened for public use.

With it are posted signs with the rules calling for social distancing from those not of the same household.

Children should continue the practice of sanitizing and proper hand washing.

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