Outdoor spaces, including state parks, may be open to facilitate physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise. However, be sure to check the status of parks in your area before you travel as some State Parks may continue to be closed to help slow the spread of the virus. For information on National Parks, please the National Park Service website.
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.
Outdoor playgrounds can open with modifications. See requirements for outdoor playgrounds to keep them safe and fun for everyone.
Most access restrictions for parks, open space and beaches have been loosened, however park, open space and beach visitors should carry a face covering with them at all times and put it on when it's 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.
Californians should delay recreational travel if they are unvaccinated. If you do travel, wear a mask, keep 6 feet of distance from those not in your household, and wash your hands frequently. Get tested before and after travel, and even if you have a negative COVID test result, self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. If you weren’t tested, self-quarantine for 10 days.
See the California Department of Public Health’s Travel Advisory for more info.
Stay home. Save lives.