SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego County is easing several recreational restrictions as the county's facial covering mandate is set to go into effect.
San Diego County leaders said Thursday that starting May 1, single-family households will be allowed to participate in active sports, like soccer, baseball, and volleyball. Non-household gatherings will still be banned.
Recreational boating in the county's bays, lakes, and ocean will also be allowed as long as the participants are of the same household.
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Officials have also clarified what beach activities will be allowed to include walking, running, hiking, and equestrian or bike riding where permitted.
Permissible ocean activities include swimming, surfing, body surfing, boogie boarding, kite surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
"We want to continue to move forward. We don't want to see a situation where we have to dial back, or turn back," Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said.
Beach parking lots will remain closed, but local jurisdictions will be allowed to reopen 50 percent of their parking lot capacity for local parks.
Beaches and parks that can't enforce social distancing will be required to close.
Golf courses will also be allowed to reopen if they submit a physical distancing and safety plan in accordance with the county.
The following beaches are open with restrictions:
- Coronado Beach
- Imperial Beach
- Mission Beach
- Moonlight Beach in Encinitas
- Ocean Beach
- Pacific Beach
These beaches remain closed:
- Del Mar
- Coronado Sunset Park
- Coronado Dog Beach
- Solana Beach
- State beaches
- Piers and boardwalks
- Beach parking lots
The easing of some park and beach restrictions coincides with the county's extension of its stay-at-home order and facial covering mandate.
Starting Friday, county residents will be required to wear a facial covering when in a public setting and within six feet of other people, including: