Thursday, April 30, 2020

CoViD-19: More Stuff Opening In State, County, and City of San Diego | Beaches NOT Closing (except in OC) | Music Venue Updates

Today is Nova's Last Day of being a 12 year old. Hello, teenager. 
Wow. What a day. I was out running errands today and started listening (though not watching) the San Diego County briefing while I was driving around town. Some thoughts on that after the jump. Mostly I'm just glad, no matter how it happened, that our beaches will remain open with conditions, and that the County and City are reopening parks. I'll lay out the details below.
I went to Costco this morning at 11am (still no TP) but I made a huge basketload of purchases. From there, I dropped our portion at home, then separated stuff to drop off with my parents, and then stopped to say hi to my sister...masked and more than 6 feet away, though I don't think I need to keep saying so. On my way back from Chula Vista, I looped by Harbor Freight (line too long) then Home Depot (line too long) and then ended up back at Costco Mission Valley. By that time is was 2:30 and there was no line!
So I got the dumb things I forgot earlier (cereal, hamburger buns, reading glasses) and decided to pick up some things for Nova's birthday. Not necessarily where I'd normally buy birthday gifts, but for her 13th birthday, she's getting a beach volleyball, a rainbow set of sharpies, some gardening gloves, and a new snorkeling set for when we can actually get back to La Jolla Cove safely. Anyway, I'm on the hunt for trash picker-upper things if anyone has a line on them. My cheap ones I got from Harbor Freight a few years ago are rusted and inadequate and we'd like to clean up the neighborhood while we're out walking. Today's links are after the jump.

  • One thing that really struck me in today's briefings and news clips are that the claws are really unleashing between the parties in California. Newsom(D) said that the memo (I posted it last night) didn't come from him (which is true, it came from the Police Chiefs Association). It was claimed by Supervisor Cox(R) that Fletcher(D) spoke with Newsom and got him to specifically say it would just be OC(Mostly Red/Issa's Old District). Then the news reported that Newsom said he was never planning on closing but Faulconer(R) is saying they specifically got a call last night from Newsom's office (from the state Natural Resources Department), but then this morning got a second call to renege on that first call. Sounds like a bunch of he said, he said. But it's funny, because we really shouldn't forget this is all supposed to be our health and not overloading our health system. After all of that, here are the new rules, and modifications to past restrictions: 
    • State of California FAQ Has Been Updated on Stay-At-Home Order. Here's the text:
      Q: Can I still exercise? Take my kids to the park for fresh air? Take a walk around the block?

      A: It’s okay to go outside to go for a walk, to exercise, and participate in healthy activities as long as you maintain a safe physical distance of six feet and gather only with members of your household. Below is a non-exhaustive list of those outdoor recreational activities. *Parks may be closed to help slow the spread of the virus. Check with local officials about park closures in your area.
      • Athletics
      • Badminton (singles)
      • Throwing a baseball/softball
      • BMX biking
      • Canoeing (singles)
      • Crabbing
      • Cycling
      • Exploring Rock Pools
      • Gardening (not in groups)
      • Golf (singles, walking – no cart)
      • Hiking (trails/ paths allowing distancing)
      • Horse Riding (singles)
      • Jogging and running
      • Kite Boarding and Kitesurfing
      • Meditation
      • Outdoor Photography
      • Picnics (with your stay-home household members only)
      • Quad Biking
      • Rock Climbing
      • Roller Skating and Roller Blading
      • Rowing (singles)
      • Scootering (not in groups)
      • Skateboarding (not in groups)
      • Soft Martial Arts – Tai Chi, Chi Kung (not in groups)
      • Table Tennis (singles)
      • Throwing a football, kicking a soccer ball (not in groups)
      • Trail Running
      • Trampolining
      • Tree Climbing
      • Volleyball (singles)
      • Walk the dog
      • Wash the car
      • Watch the sunrise or sunset
      • Yoga
    • County Of San Diego: 
    • City of San Diego Executive Order Is Extending 
      • Beaches remain open on limited basis
        • Run/Walk/No Stopping/Swim/Surf/Paddleboard/Kayak
        • Parking lots remain closed
        • Boardwalk remains closed
        • No gatherings regardless of household
      • A request to stay away from Sunset Cliffs due to overcrowding at night
        • “Help us help you” San Diego Fire Chief Colin Stowell
      • Boating is opening 
        • Faulconer said same household only 
        • Lifeguard Chief said wear facial covering, continued compliance
    • All Parks (City & County) Can Reopen
      • Sports allowed with household members only
      • Golf Courses must send distancing plan 2 days before reopening
    • Face coverings are mandatory countywide
      • Must be on your person when out in public
      • Must be over mouth and nose when within 6 feet of other people
      • Children under 2 not required to wear masks
      • May get doctor exemption if skin or other condition prevents mask wearing
      • “People must have a face covering readily accessible to put on in populated areas to avoid droplet spread in a six feet radius when participating in any type of active recreation,” Wooten said
    • "This weekend will be an important weekend to 'do the right thing'"- Faulconer
  • Also in Biking/Exercise news, the City of San Diego launched ‘More Space Outside Your Place’
    • Creating slow streets: Howard, Adams Avenue, Park Blvd, and more will roll out
    • Reopening commuter bikeways
      • SR-56 Bikeway
      • San Diego River Bikeway from Ocean Beach east to Mission Valley
        Rose Creek Bikeway
      • Rose Canyon Bikeway
      • SR-52 Bikeway 
      • Murphy Canyon along I-15
      • Lake Hodges Bridge
    • Enhanced pedestrian street crossings
    • Communicating right-of-way and pedestrian safety
  • Remember when I used to write about music? San Diego Music Venues In The News:
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