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Campgrounds, sports rentals now allowed under San Diego County health order

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Posted at 3:18 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 18:18:24-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego County leaders Friday expanded its health orders to allow several outdoor activities, as some retail businesses reopened for curbside service.

San Diego Supervisor Nathan Fletcher announced that, effective Friday, the county would begin allowing more outdoor recreation, including:

  • Rental of bicycles, boats, kayaks, and surfboards for recreation.
  • Golf carts available for all single riders regardless of age.
  • Camping reopened on a limited basis, with spots being limited by 50 percent. Individuals at one camp site must be from same household.
  • Outdoor recreational facilities, like tennis and handball courts, can reopen if they abide by physical distancing rules and groups participating are of the same household. Equipment must be sanitized and employees must undergo temperature checks before each shift. Owners and operators of these outdoor facilities must provide a safe reopening plan and posted publically.

The additional activities must abide by the county's public health orders for face coverings and physical distancing.

The county will keep community swimming pools closed, citing the state's requirement they remain closed.

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Fletcher added that essential businesses already open must add temperature screenings and wellness checks — where employers screen for fevers, coughs, exposure to anyone positive — to their plans.

Friday, some retail businesses, and their supporting manufacturing, were allowed to reopen for curbside pickup in San Diego County. These businesses include:

  • Bookstores
  • Jewelry stores
  • Toy stores
  • Clothing stores
  • Shoe stores
  • Home and furniture stores
  • Sporting goods stores
  • Antique stores
  • Music stores
  • Florists

The additional businesses mark the start of "Stage 2" of reopening for the county and California. In the coming weeks, the state has signaled more Stage 2 reopenings would be coming, including things like malls, office-based businesses, outdoor museums, dining in at restaurants, and car washes.