Coronavirus: Maple syrup festivals canceled at Indian Lake, Hueston Woods state parks

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Ohio State Parks canceled maple syrup festivals at Hueston Woods and Indian Lake following the announcement of guidelines to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health released "strong recommendations" to cancel large gatherings Tuesday.

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced the cancellation of maple syrup festivals Wednesday morning.

“This situation is evolving quickly, but as of right now ODNR properties are open to the public,” the agency said. “We are closely monitoring the situation and will make any changes that the conditions warrant. We will update the media and the public should any of our properties close unexpectedly.”

Huston Woods and Indian Lake state parks both had maple syrup festivals scheduled for March 14 and 15.

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