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Sheriff's Office: Poor social distancing may lead to Sand Dunes closure

by EMRY DINMAN
Staff Writer | April 6, 2020 2:44 PM

MOSES LAKE - Following reports of visitors to the Moses Lake Sand Dunes not practicing social distancing, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office warned Monday that it might close the park if there are further violations.

Acknowledging that residents may benefit from getting outside of the house, the sheriff’s office stated that the park could only remain open if visitors keep their distance from one another and do not gather in groups.

“Although we are getting better at reducing the spread, recent numbers suggest we aren’t doing as well as we hoped,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a statement. “We are asking that everyone please continue to practice social distancing--even at the Sand Dunes.

Deputies will be monitoring the area daily, according to the statement.

“Please do your part and help keep the sand dunes open,” the statement concluded.