It seems nothing is fully immune to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, not even Minnesota's state parks.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is temporarily banning any camping and lodging at the state's nature parks, forests and recreation areas:
The sites will be available "for day use only" until May 1, the DNR says in the Saturday tweet.
The agency's move, intended to "help ensure the health of all Minnesotans," is aimed at supporting social distancing initiatives.
As the DNR points out, Minnesotans are still permitted to enjoy outdoor activities (including walking, running, and fishing and hunting) during Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order.
You can get the agency's full response to COVID-19 by clicking here.
As of this weekend, Minnesota has 441 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with five people having died of the virus in the state so far.