The season is here and with the warmer weather approaching many young men and women are taking to the local basketball courts to get their game on. Although there are many people in Buffalo that hit the courts to work out among themselves, it's still a very big deal to get those five-on-five pick-up games going.

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The city has re-installed 80 basketball hoops around playgrounds in city parks. This is a great sign that spring is here and COVID-19 numbers are still on the decline. There are some local leaders that have concerns about the large crowds that this particular activity draws to our city parks, and participants that are looking to get out and play should use caution. Basketball games are actually prohibited, and people are being urged to use their best judgment.

I personally enjoy playing as much as anyone, and I think some best practices would be is to only play with your immediate family and friends who you know have been tested, of course, wear your mask when around people and keep your hands clean soon as possible when your done playing.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said, according to WIVB,

We are not through the pandemic yet, they have to continue to physically distance, wear a mask and follow the CDC guidelines and also be willing to get vaccinated so we can return to normalcy as quickly as possible.

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I have seen some of the people playing in the park over the last couple of days and I would agree that we really need to stay safer.

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