La Crosse beaches close due to COVID-19 concerns

Coronavirus

La Crosse County Health Department is reporting 21 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.

This brings the total to 153 cases with 65 of those who have been considered recovered.

The City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department announced both Pettibone and Black River Beaches will close until further notice. It has been determined as the most responsible course of action to maintain the safety of visitors.

The department says the level of congregation that takes place at the beaches creates an environment with safety concerns related to COVID-19.

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