FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The decline in coronavirus cases in Texas means a return to normalcy (somewhat) at Fort Worth parks where basketball net were reinstalled.

“We will have educational signage at each location — wash your hands, social distancing, where your mask — to repeat that message,” said director of the Park & Recreation Department, Richard Zavala.

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The hoops at public courts across the city were removed in March to fully prevent anyone from playing, a means to better enforce social distancing guidelines that recommend standing no closer than six feet away from people outside your immediate family and a city ban on gatherings of more than 10 people at a time. Despite the risk, people were still gathering in the parks.

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City officials said they waited to put the nets back up until after Labor Day, to avoid another potential spike in cases.

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