UPDATE: After speaking with the principal of Perry Hall High School, the police, and BCPS School Board Member Julie Henn, Councilman Marks says the PHHS track will remain open.
“If there are any further practices by teams that violate social distancing – it will be closed,” said Councilman Marks on Thursday evening.
Original story below…
PERRY HALL, MD—Councilman David Marks said on Thursday that he would seek the closure of local tracks after crowds of athletes had gathered in recent days.
“Yesterday, a group of at least 20 athletes practiced at the Perry Hall High School track,” said Councilman Marks. “Based upon conversations today, this was not a local high school or recreation council team. I have been a strong supporter of keeping parks and other areas open as long as social distancing is maintained. Unfortunately, some continually abuse the privilege of being able to access the Perry Hall High School track.”
“For that reason, I am asking for access to the track to be closed off here and at any other tracks in my district where Governor Hogan’s executive order is being ignored,” Marks added. “Residents will need to walk in other areas. I have notified the police and the school system.”
“It is a shame some have spoiled what should be accessed by all,” Marks concluded. “I have fought very hard for improvements at this track, and taxpayers who respect the law should ideally be allowed to use it.”
[Image via Councilman David Marks]