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December 4, 2020 3:24 PM

New Health Restrictions- Skate Parks to Close

Some San Francisco Recreation and Park features will be closed or restricted under a new stay at home order in San Francisco beginning Sunday, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m.

Mayor London N. Breed and Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax today announced San Francisco will join counties across the Bay Area to impose significant restrictions across the region in an effort to mitigate the current surge in COVID-19 cases. The City’s case rate and hospitalizations continues to increase unabated since early November and is now prompting San Francisco to take further action.

San Francisco and the other Bay Area counties are opting into the Regional Stay at Home Order that Governor Newsom announced Thursday for regions with less than 15% capacity in ICU beds. Although San Francisco and the Bay Area have not yet met that threshold, the City, in partnership with Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara and City of Berkeley, is preemptively implementing these restrictions in an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases, which continue to surge, and prevent hospitals from being overrun across the region.

Park features to close:.

• All skate parks
• San Francisco Zoo

Can continue, but with new restrictions:.

• Picnics, small outdoor gatherings: Now limited to members on one household with a maximum of 12 people.
• Youth sports activities: Can continue operating outdoors only when affiliated with a childcare program, Out of School Time program, or other organized and supervised youth sports program. Competitions and spectators are prohibited and strict social
distancing and face covering requirements must be in place.
• Adult Recreation. No/low contact adult recreational activities such as golf, tennis, pickle ball, and bocce ball may continue but must be limited to participants within the same household.
• Outdoor gym and fitness activities and outdoor fitness group classes: Now limited to groups of 12, including instructor, with face covering and distance requirements. Running groups are prohibited.
• Group outdoor volunteer activities: Now limited to groups of 12 with face covering and distance requirements.

Parks, trails and open spaces are essential for our physical and mental health. Please use them responsibly so they can remain open. Wear a face covering and practice social distancing at all times. Avoid crowded spaces and do not gather with those outside your household.

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