NEW YORK — The parks department announced Thursday that field permits to use city parks and athletic areas are being pulled until further notice as coronavirus cases continue to rise throughout the five boroughs.

The department is also pausing processing any further permit applications for the winter season, which is slated to start December 1. 

While permits have been pulled, parks, athletics fields and other amenities remain open on a first-come first-play basis, as long as people stay within the legal number of people allowed to gather.

The parks department says it will continue to reassess sports permits as the pandemic evolves.


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