SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Parks and libraries in city limits of San Diego are back open as of Saturday, Oct. 3 after more than six months of closures and caution tape.
To begin, 12 city libraries first opened for in-person services, then more will gradually open. The first library locations to resume in-person services include Central, Carmel Valley, Point Loma, Mission Valley, Rancho Bernardo, Malcolm X/Valencia Park, Mira Mesa, Logan Heights, San Ysidro, La Jolla, Mission Hills-Hillcrest, and College-Rolando.
The libraries will open at 25% capacity starting Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The facilities will close for cleaning from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. daily and frequently touched areas will be cleaned hourly and after each usage. Everyone will be required to wear face coverings, have their temperature taken, and practice physical distancing when possible.
People will not be able to browse for books, rather they will tell a librarian what they are looking for and the librarian will retrieve it. Computers are available at 12 locations and 10 of the locations will also have outdoor computer options.
While families can continue to exercise their minds as libraries return, they can also now exercise their bodies.
All 289 playgrounds in the city of San Diego are back open. There are also changes at playgrounds, including required face masks for everyone two years of age or older, advice to not use the playground when different households are unable to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or when the capacity limit has been reached, no eating or drinking in playground, to ensure face masks are worn at all times, and advice to limit visit to 30 min per day when others are present.