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Social Distancing Circles Keep San Francisco Park Visitors in Check

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Did you see them? Social distancing circles appeared at Dolores Park in San Francisco Wednesday as a reminder to all visitors to stay 6 feet apart, and they appeared to be working. 

“I feel like if we didn't have circles people would crowd everywhere,” said Hania Osman from San Jose.

The park had been so crowded during the pandemic, Mayor London Breed threatened to shut it down.

San Francisco Recreation and Park said it saw New York using chalk circles so they decided to give it a try. 

“Everyone is on their little circle literally in their circle, pretty efficient, keep everyone aware,” said San Francisco resident Simon Wong.

On Thursday, the Little Marina Green Picnic Area got the 10-foot circles.

"It's going to be Memorial Day weekend and everybody is going to be out the weather is going to be nice and they’re all going to be picnicking here lounging around I think it makes sense," said Tamai Dadessa.

The grass at Jackson Playground will get the new look next.

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