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San Diego Mayor outlines rules for reopening beaches

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Posted at 4:48 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 02:09:38-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Wednesday outlined rules for reopening beaches.

According to Faulconer, when beaches reopen, social distancing must be practiced.

"Mayors from the cities of Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, National City, Oceanside, San Diego and Solana Beach have pledged to move forward in unison," faulconer said.

A date for the reopening of beaches hasn't been set.

The news comes days after Mayor Faulconer announced the reopening of neighborhood parks throughout the city.

The parks currently require visitors to practice physical distancing and individual activities, like walking and jogging.

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Park-goers are not allowed to gather and parking lots will remain closed.

"We want to provide, of course, an outlet for people to be physically and mentally active as we grapple with this new normal going forward," Faulconer said during the previous announcement.

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The announcement was made as the county reported 96 deaths Wednsday and 2,491 positive coronavirus cases.