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City officials in Niceville have declared a state of emergency, adding them to a long list of local municipalities taking action as COVID-19 spreads.


Here’s the latest from city officials:


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"We’ve closed Lion’s Park and Turkey Creek and declared a state of emergency. As the COVID-19 virus infects more and more people, we have taken these actions to help minimize exposure and contain the virus.


"We want our citizens to be fully aware of how serious this is and that they should be taking personal precautions to help stem the spread of the virus.


"We are asking all citizens to practice good social distancing (six feet or more) and other protective measures like frequent hand washing and disinfectant wiping off of commonly used touch surfaces, avoiding face touching (eyes, nose, mouth), sneeze containment, etc. in order to help stop the spread.


"Additionally, we are encouraging private businesses to let their work force telework where possible."