The City of Oceanside has determined that a full beach closure is necessary to enforce the San Diego County Health Order dated April 2, 2020. Oceanside Beaches are ordered closed to the public for all activities, including water activities such as surfing, effective midnight tonight, April 3, 2020, until further notice. The Strand will also be closed for walking/driving, except to residents living there in order to access their property. Oceanside beach parking lots are already closed.
All Oceanside playgrounds and skateparks were closed earlier. The County’s new Order includes the closing of City Park parking lots. The San Diego County Public Health Officer indicated that people should avoid unnecessarily travelling to recreate. Take a walk in your neighborhood and return home.
STAY AT HOME EXCEPT FOR ESSENTIAL NEEDS
Learn about the Stay at Home Order and read the Addendum on the San Diego County website here. County leaders are encouraging residents to start wearing facial covering when going out to shops, in addition to continuing to practice social distancing and hand washing. They are also updating their public health order to include mandatory facial covering for all employees that deal with the public, such as grocery stores, gas stations, and pharmacies. This order will take effect April 4 at midnight. The facial coverings for residents or essential businesses don’t need to be medical masks. They can simply be a bandana, a scarf, or a turtleneck pulled up over your mouth and nose. County officials also want essential businesses to outline how they will enforce social distancing. Stores must prepare and post their sanitation and social distancing guidelines for the public by April 7. More here.
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