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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Many residents spent their Sunday in the water and laying out in the sun, before stormy weather conditions made their way through western Massachusetts.

Other parts of the country are seeing upticks in Covid-19 cases as recreational areas reopen. 22News spoke to visitors at Chicopee Memorial State Park, about whether they’re concerned about seeing similar spikes here in the northeast.

“It’s definitely a concern for me because I have multiple sclerosis,” said Daniel Tereso of Chicopee. “My immune system has been very compromised so for me it’s definitely something that I keep an eye on.”

“What we are doing, is we’re just staying away from people that we normally don’t spend time with,” Chicopee resident Laura Cote added. “So even though we’re here, where other people are, we keep our distance.”

Swimming areas and local state parks are now open to the public, but guests are still urged to practice safe social distancing and CDC guidelines.

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