This weekend parks, trails, rivers, lakes, and recreation areas—including parking lots—will reopen in San Bernardino County.
Under the limited reopening, golf, tennis, hiking, biking, boating and other non-contact outdoor activities will be permitted; however, the use of face masks and social distancing is required.
Beyond the use of face masks, the cautious re-opening includes some limitations. For example, members of one household engaging in open space is allowable, but two households in the same space means you have a gathering, which is not allowed.
The use of picnic tables and playgrounds, along with participation in team sports or other similar gatherings, continue to be prohibited to help reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. It is also important to note the restrooms at these locations will not be open for use. Camping, outdoor parties and BBQs are also not allowed. In most cases.
San Bernardino Board Chairman Curt Hagman advised, “Facilities will be re-opened gradually in order to properly staff and adequately maintain safe social distancing practices.” He further asked that residents check in advance with any facility you plan to visit to confirm operational hours and procedures.
To learn more about COVID-19 decisions and updates in San Bernardino County visit http://sbcovid19.com or call the county’s COVID-19 hotline at (909) 387-3911 for general—not medical—information and resources about the virus. The hotline is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Riverside County issued a similar order opening parks, golf clubs, hiking trails, etc. on Monday, April 20.