All parks within the Cape Girardeau area are now closed to the public. City officials say this includes playgrounds, the skate park, the dog park, tennis courts, basketball courts, Fit Zone and other gathering areas. Signs will be put up over the coming days to discourage use. Officials say trails and green space will stay open and are safe to use as long as guests avoid groups of more than 10 and stay 6-feet or more away from non-household members. Cape Girardeau Public Schools playgrounds will remain closed to the public. City officials are also anticipating keeping city offices closed past Friday. Officials intend to align local event cancellations and activities with anticipated announcements from the governor. Currently, facilities are closed and programs are postponed until further notice.