“I feel comfortable reopening some parking lots and recreation areas as long as we remain diligent about hygiene, social distancing, and face coverings,” Health Officer Dr. Mase said in a press release on Tuesday. “Sonoma County residents have made an extraordinary effort to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Still, we must all continue to do our part and protect the progress we’ve made.”
(Photo: Taylor Mountain Regional Park. Credit: Adia White)
Visitors are required to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a facial covering if they come within 6 feet of others.
Mase also said her office will continue to monitor the impact of loosening restrictions on the number of cases. Restrictions could be reinstated. Facilities such as barbecues, pools, and picnic areas will remain closed for now.
“This public health emergency is going to continue into the foreseeable future, and the parks and services we provide are going to be increasingly critical for maintaining the physical and mental health of our community,” said Bert Whitaker, director of Sonoma County Regional Parks. “We’re pleased to be helping residents get back to their parks.”
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