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Outdoor businesses prep for weekend rain in San Diego

Posted at 4:46 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 20:12:23-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Rain, wind, and cooler temperatures are in the forecast this weekend. San Diego businesses operating outdoors for the pandemic are making plans to stay dry.

Since the pandemic started businesses in San Diego have had to get creative to stay afloat.

Arthur Boia started PB Yogs as a way for yoga instructors to safely continue classes outdoors.

“The thing with us is we’re yogi’s so we’re very flexible,” said Boia. “Whatever it takes.”

They hold daily classes at Hospitality Point in Mission Bay where they implement temperature checks and social distancing.

Boia says outdoor classes have been working out well under San Diego sunshine, but rain this weekend might pose some challenges.

“If for some reason it starts raining and we have to cancel a class we’ll cancel it,” said Boia. “But as soon as it clears up, we’re gonna run right back out here and do yoga.”

With rainy season underway, he’s looking for other ways to keep the yoga flowing.

“When I was thinking of a tent, I was thinking to close off the back area so you can protect from the wind a little bit, but we also want to have good airflow for COVID reasons. As for the rain, that’s just something we’re gonna have to go by day-by-day," Boia said.

Belmont Park is another business with outdoor operations.

“We have our new go-kart track, our rock climbing wall, zip line, mini golf,” said Senior Marketing Manager Daniela Bower.

The Belmont Park Harvest Walk event runs every Saturday through Nov. 14. Bower says they may have to cancel this weekend.

“Even just for safety we can’t operate a lot of things when it’s raining,” said Bower.

She adds after a year like 2020, wet weather will just add insult to injury.

“It’s already been a struggle for us to be able to open in the first place, so it definitely kind of stings a little bit when we have to close for other reasons,” said Bower.

Bower says they’ll make the call Friday afternoon on whether or not to cancel Saturday’s event.

The City of San Diego is offering free sandbags in each City Council District. Residents just need to bring identification to receive up to 10 empty sandbags. Sandbags are not pre-filled and are available Monday through Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 2 p.m.:

  • Council District 1 - Standley Recreation Center, 3585 Governor Drive
  • Council District 2 - Robb Athletic Field, 2525 Bacon St.
  • Council District 3 - Golden Hill Recreation Center, 2600 Golf Course Drive
  • Council District 4 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 6401 Skyline Drive
  • Council District 5 - Scripps Ranch Recreation Center, 11454 Blue Cypress Drive
  • Council District 6 - North Clairemont Recreation Center, 4421 Bannock Ave.
  • Council District 7 - Allied Gardens Recreation Center, 5155 Greenbrier Ave.
  • Council District 8 - San Ysidro Community Activity Center, 179 Diza Road
  • Council District 9 - City Heights Recreation Center, 4380 Landis St.

A full list of sandbag locations around the county is also available online here.