We’ve been told for years that our kids are spending too much time on the couch and that they’re risking obesity, diabetes and other health issues later in life because they aren’t getting enough exercise. That’s why it seems kind of strange to some people that community play grounds have been placed off limits on orders from the state issued because of the fear of the spread of the Corona Virus. It appears summer programs encouraging young people to play baseball and softball may be in jeopardy too. It’s not the fault of local governments. They’re just doing what they’ve been told to do since mid March, as the state tries to limit crowds to no more than 10 people. Those restrictions made good sense to most people when they were issued last month, but some are beginning to wonder if play ground closings and outdoor activity cancellations may cause kids to be less active than they would be if they were involved in organized activities outside. It will be interesting to see how our state balances those interests with the desire to avoid an increase in Covid 19 cases once the weather finally warms up. That’s the way I see it.