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Plan to allow worship, workouts at San Diego County parks

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jul 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-26 21:03:16-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego County is expected to consider a plan to open up county parks for worship and workouts.

Supervisor Dianne Jacob is proposing the idea which is expected to be discussed by the board on Aug. 5. The proposal would make it easier for houses of worship and fitness centers, impacted by the pandemic, to utilize county parks. The proposal aims to speed up the permit process and waive fees.

Public health orders have hindered the operations of many houses of worship and fitness centers after they were forced to close their indoor areas. Some have transitioned to virtual services.


Jacob’s office sent ABC 10News the following statement:

“We need to streamline the permit process and waive fees for places of worship and fitness-oriented businesses affected by COVID-19 closures. Gyms and places of worship are critical to our entire community -- and so important for body and soul.”