|A photo of Crystal Pier from January 2020 -- when we should've been paying better attention to China|
#COVID19 Update: Gatherings of any size are now prohibited at beaches and parks, and parking lots at all city-run beaches and parks are now closed. #StayHome #FlattenTheCurve @SDFD @SanDiegoPD pic.twitter.com/y8DDitD2pj— City of San Diego (@CityofSanDiego) March 22, 2020
.@SDFDChief Stowell: "Public health officials are clear that gatherings of any size can spread #COVID19, which is why they continue to be prohibited everywhere including beaches and parks. These rules have been in effect for days, so this should not be a surprise to anyone.”— City of San Diego (@CityofSanDiego) March 22, 2020
.@SDLifeguards Division Chief Gartland: “People can still go for a walk or run or bike ride, but they should do it while following physical distancing rules. The Stay At Home order makes clear that this is not a time for parties, it’s a time to protect the public health.”— City of San Diego (@CityofSanDiego) March 22, 2020
This weekend, we saw the highest usage numbers EVER at both Three Sisters and Cedar Creek Falls. Illegal parking was rampant and several people had to be airlifted out. For the sake of hiker and first responder safety, these trails will be closed until further notice pic.twitter.com/EySGSTSTwF— Cleveland NF (@ClevelandNF) March 22, 2020
Gates remain open at all County parks and preserves – but we strongly urge guests to keep their hands clean, avoid touching their faces and to maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet. Learn more: https://t.co/QCkzW7dA2P— San Diego Parks (@sandiegoparks) March 22, 2020
From Torrey Pines Docent Society: All Trails Closed
March 21, 2020 Posted in Trail Conditions
Due to blatant disregard for social distancing TP has been closed, along with most other SD county parks for the same reason. In addition, restrooms have become a health issue.
All trails are subject to closure after a rain for 24 hours. Trail closing reduces man-caused erosion and trail damage. The paved park road (up the hill) may also be closed to vehicular traffic. Nature Walks: when trails are closed Nature Walks are usually cancelled.
City of San Diego:
#COVID19 Update: Gatherings of any size are prohibited at beaches and parks, and parking lots at all city-run beaches and parks are now closed.
Following a statewide “Stay At Home” order issued last week to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, today San Diego Fire-Rescue Chief Colin Stowell and Lifeguard Division Chief James Gartland remind San Diegans that gatherings of any size are prohibited at all beaches and parks.
In light of reports of groups at parks and beaches this weekend, the City is closing public parking lots serving all City-operated parks and beaches to discourage gatherings and encourage physical distancing.
“Public health officials are clear that gatherings of any size can lead to the spread of COVID-19, which is why they continue to be prohibited everywhere, including at beaches and parks,” Fire-Rescue Chief Colin Stowell said. “Local and state rules limiting groups have been in effect for days, so this should not be a surprise to anyone.”
“People can still go for a walk or run or bike ride, but they should do it while following physical distancing rules,” said Lifeguard Division Chief James Gartland. “The Stay At Home order makes clear that this is not a time for parties, it’s a time to protect the public health."
More information on the recent state order, including what’s closed, what’s open and which industries are exempt by the state can be found on the California Covid-19 response website: covid19.ca.gov
For the latest information about the COVID-19 virus, updates on City services and steps the public can take to help reduce the spread of the disease, please visit sandiego.gov/coronavirus.