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Normally vibrant Occidental Square Park in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood is sparsely occupied by seagulls, pigeons and a few people on Saturday. Services at parks have been curtailed during the coronavirus outbreak as people avoid crowds and public spaces. Parks ambassadors with the Downtown Seattle Association are still working in Occidental Square, Westlake Park, McGraw Square and Bell Street Park three days a week, setting up tables and chairs (6 feet apart), wiping them down and doing other light cleaning.

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