|Mission Trails Regional Park is on of many closed due to COVID-19 (photo from January 2020)|
I have directed the @CityofSanDiego to move forward with closing all City-owned parks, beaches and trails. There were far too many ignoring physical distancing rules this weekend. The actions of a few can cost the lives of many. Please stay at home, San Diego.— Kevin Faulconer (@Kevin_Faulconer) March 23, 2020
"This weekend, in response to numerous reports of gatherings at parks and beaches, gatherings both large and small, we closed down City owned parkings lots around beaches, parks, and trails. Now I am directing City of San Diego staff to move forward with the closure of all parks, beaches, boardwalks, bays, city lakes, and trails to the public, until further notice in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.
I wanna be clear, we are still encouraging people to go outdoors. But do outdoors close to home. It's time to look out for each other." -Mayor Faulconer
The City's site for COVID-19 can be found here, though it does not have the present update. More cities within the County of San Diego and the County itself will likely issue similar orders, so stay tuned. California State Parks have a closure and resource page, though the Governor has closed many state parks and beaches (KPBS), too.
More after the jump.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer shut down city beaches, parks, boardwalks, lakes and trails in response to several illegal gatherings reported over the weekend, as did the city of Carlsbad. - NBC San Diego
Mayor Kevin Faulconer ordered Monday the closure of all city-owned beaches, parks and trails, citing a lack of physical distance among city residents over the weekend...
He said there are two orders that officers can enforce -- the governor's stay-at-home order and a local ordinance pertaining to emergency closures. Both could result in a misdemeanor citation and leave violators facing up to $1,000 in fines, up to six months "confinement" or both, the chief said. -CBS8 San Diego
LIVE: All City-owned parks, beaches and trails will be closed to prevent public gatherings in response to #COVID19. https://t.co/uPjzQMfvGN— City of San Diego (@CityofSanDiego) March 23, 2020
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