A new public health order for parks, open space and beaches went into effect on June 1. The new order lifted restrictions on motorized access to parks and beaches in Marin County.
Playgrounds, picnic tables, BBQ areas, benches, dog parks, swimming pools, exercise equipment, and climbing walls remain closed. Land management agencies, cities and towns may continue to enforce parking restrictions. Other restrictions may apply, even at open locations. Plan ahead. Verify the status of a location before traveling. In some locations, especially west Marin, local services such as food and gas may be unavailable. Pack in what you need, and pack everything out.
While most access restrictions for parks, open space and beaches have been loosened, Marin’s facial coverings order is still in effect. Park, open space and beach visitors should carry a face covering with them at all times and put it on when its impossible to maintain more than 6 feet of distance from people who you do not live with. In addition, residents should remain vigilant in limiting the spread of COVID-19 with the following practices:
- maintain six feet of physical distance from other people who you do not live with (not from your household)
- frequent handwashing or use of hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available
- staying home when showing symptoms of illness
- limiting unnecessary travel around the county and greater Bay Area
- continuing to physically distance at least 6 feet from someone outside a person’s household.
These social distancing restrictions are the most powerful tool for slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Stay home. Save lives.