All piers and boardwalks in the city of San Diego reopened Tuesday amid a flurry of other reopenings set for this week.
East and West Mission Bay Parks reopened Monday for park and water uses, plus its parking lots are now open at 100% capacity. Fiesta Island reopened Monday for pedestrians, dogs and cyclists, but will remain closed to vehicles until July 6.
Day camps, campgrounds and RV parks also reopened Monday and outdoor recreation such as sport and charter fishing expeditions are now allowed.
On Friday, Balboa Park Central Mesa will reopen and all Balboa Park parking lots will reopen to 100% capacity.
“We have made significant progress flattening the curve in San Diego,” said Mayor Kevin Faulconer. “The public’s cooperation and support have allowed to us to move to the second phase of our safe beach reopening plan, as well as reopen Balboa Park’s iconic central mesa.”
Also reopening on Friday are a series of indoor businesses, including gyms, bars, wineries, museums and movie theaters, though all must adhere to social distancing rules.
Theaters were added to the Friday list on Tuesday following a decision by the state of California to allow reopening at 25% capacity.
Public health officials reminded San Diegans to continue to follow precautions such as wearings face masks and washing hands to prevent a new surge in coronavirus infections.
“Several communities across the nation have seen a spike in case numbers after reopening their economies,” said Wilma J. Wooten, the county public health officer. “We need to remain vigilant and continue to use the measures that have slowed the spread of COVID-19.”
Updated at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 9, 2020
— From Staff and Wire Reports
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