The U.S. Department of Energy has temporarily closed Clark Center Park in Oak Ridge.
The closure was effective Saturday, April 4. It was in response to the stay-at-home order issued by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Thursday, April 2. That statewide order was meant to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a contagious respiratory illness that cause serious symptoms, lead to hospitalization, and sometimes result in death.
The park closure will remain in effect until further notice, DOE said.
Ken Tarcza, manager of the Department of Energy’s Consolidated Service Center, which manages the park said: “The safety and health of our employees and the public is our highest priority right now. We have made the decision to close Clark Center Park in support of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s decision to close Tennessee’s state parks.”
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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