With the Greater Sacramento region falling below the 15% ICU capacity threshold, the area is set to enter a most restrictive phase of the State of California’s stay-at-home order.
The order, which has been reinforced by the County of Sacramento, begins at 11:59 p.m. Dec. 10. It will remain in effect for at least three weeks.
Some business sectors and other activities must cease under the order. But what does it say about the use of parks and outdoor recreational facilities?
According to the State, certain outdoor facilities “… may remain open to facilitate physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise.”
City parks will remain open in accordance with the order, which permits the outdoor use of athletic fields, playgrounds, tennis courts, golf courses and skate parks.
When using the outdoor facilities, visitors will need to follow all safety guidance from the State and County of Sacramento, officials said.
“We were pleased to see outdoor recreational facilities stay open during the latest public-health order and ask that everyone follow COVID-19 safety guidelines when visiting,” said Mario Lara, the City’s director of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment department. “Keep you and your loved ones safe by wearing a face covering, staying six feet apart and washing your hands.”
Lara said that people should stay close to home when visiting a park. “Remember to avoid unnecessary travel and stick to the parks in your immediate neighborhood.”
The City of Sacramento maintains more than 220 parks and most residents live within a half mile of one of them.