New Jersey police tell residents to go to the bathroom before visiting state parks after “leaving an excessive amount of urine and feces” in bags and bottles while thousands went out
- New Jersey state parks had opened for a second weekend since the start of the coronavirus pandemic
- Officials warn that the actions of a few parkgoers could shut them down again
- Bottles of urine and bags of feces were left behind
- Public toilets in the state parks are currently closed
- New Jersey has no state law that prohibits public urination, but State Park rules prohibit urinating or defecating in areas where it is not allowed
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New Jersey residents are told to stop leaving bags of feces and bottles of urine in the state’s provincial and state parks.
The problem has arisen because, despite the parks opening for the second weekend in a row after the coronavirus restrictions have been eased by the governor, all park facilities, including bathrooms, are still closed.
“The whole idea behind the parks is to give our citizens the opportunity to go out and enjoy the fresh air and have time outside, and that park police report was daunting to say the least,” Colonel Patrick Callahan , said the chief inspector of New Jersey State Police. “There is zero tolerance for that.”
New Jersey’s recreation areas have reopened, but their public restrooms have been locked to reduce the spread of the corona virus
Bottles of urine and bags of feces were found to have been left in state parks, with officials urging people to go earlier. Public toilets in the state parks are currently closed
The state park police reported that an excessive amount of urine and feces remained in water bottles in the parks. People should plan accordingly and not pee in bottles and leave them behind, “Callahan said.
“I think that could lead us to take a different approach if I could speak for the governor in that regard. I really ask that that kind of behavior is canceled. ‘
Governor Phil Murphy eased the shutdown restrictions that led to the shutdown of nonessential businesses and ordered residents to stay home for several weeks to delay the outbreak.
Murphy has said that there will be a “zero tolerance” approach to people who leave bags of feces and move on.
People visit Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey on weekends. Governor Phil Murphy has warned that he will close them again if people don’t obey the restrictions and social distance measures put in place
Cyclists who are not wearing masks are depicted at Liberty State Park along the Hudson River in Jersey City. Governor Phil Murphy warns that he can close parks and golf courses again if the guidelines are not followed
“You won’t be warned if we catch you leaving something. So people don’t do that, please, “he begged.
New Jersey does not have a state law that prohibits public urination, forcing local councils to enact regulations against the law.
But state park regulations prohibit “peeing or defecating in an area other than the places designated for such purposes.”
New Jersey has no state law that prohibits public urination, but State Park rules prohibit urinating or defecating in areas where it is not allowed, Round Valley is shown
The governor also asked people to wear face covering in parks, although this is not required for the entire state.
The parks were open for the second weekend in a row and proved to be a popular choice, but there are restrictions on the number of visitors allowed into parking areas with a limit of 50% of their usual capacity.
New Jersey has now suffered 9,310 deaths from the outbreak with a total of nearly 140,000 cases.
There are no ‘hard data’ when the rest of the state reopens, but residents have been informed that decisions will be made in due course.
Murphy has said he is hopeful that the beaches will be open by Memorial Day with social distance rules still in place.