Carlsbad allowing park access overnight for handwashing, toilets

Posted at 6:05 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 21:05:17-05

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) - The City of Carlsbad is taking steps to prevent Hepatitis A from spreading in their city.

This week they passed an 'urgency ordinance' to help with sanitation, meaning they bypassed the 30-day waiting period.

City parks typically close at 10 p.m. Now the homeless will have access to them between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. in order to utilize portable handwashing stations and toilets.

Permanent bathrooms will remain closed.

The City of Carlsbad Police Department will increase patrols overnight to ensure any after-hours use complies with the new ordinance.