More Beaches Re-opening in San Diego County Monday

A few of San Diego County's state beaches are reopening Monday.

Torrey Pines State Beach, Carlsbad State Beach, and South Carlsbad State Beach will reopen, according to California Department of Parks and Recreation. These beaches will be open with limited activities. Solo-sports such as surfing, swimming, running, and walking will be allowed. But parking lots will be taped off, and there will be no sitting or sun-bathing on the sand.

The county's other state parks, Border Field State Park, San Onofre State Beach, Silver Strand State Beach, and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will remain closed until further notice. Carlsbad is opening its city-owned beaches in unison with the state Monday morning in accordance to its own plan. In the same area, Del Mar and Solana Beach were also scheduled to reopen beaches at dawn.

San Diego City Beaches Opened for 1st Weekend

No major problems were reported during the weekend as city beaches were opened for the first weekend since being closed weeks ago. Beaches in Orange County,were closed this weekend by Governor Newsom and it was not clear when they would re-open..No gatherings are allowed on city of San Diego beaches and the beach parking lots remained closed. The beach in Coronado also was open this weekend for the first time.

Mandatory Face Covering Order.

The countywide mandatory face covering order went into effect Friday until further notice. All San Diego County residents are required to wear cloth face coverings in public when within 6 feet of another person who is not a household contact.

“When you wear a face covering, you protect those around you,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer, “When others use a face covering, they protect you.”

The cloth facial coverings, which will be required until further notice, don’t have to be hospital grade but should cover the nose and mouth. Homemade masks, bandanas, scarves and neck gaiters are acceptable, since these items can be washed and reused. Facial coverings don’t need to be used when people are at home.

One More COVID-19 Deaths

  • San Diego County health officials Sunday reported one more death from the COVID-19 virus, bringing the total number of deaths to 139. There were 85 new positive cases in the county, which now total 3,927. Health officials say 21% of cases have required hospitalization with 6.8% of them requiring ICU care.

Testing Locations:

State public health authorities are opening appointment-only COVID-19 testing locations in San Diego County starting Tuesday, May 5. The initial locations will be at Grossmont College, the former Sears in Chula Vista and the County’s North Inland Live Well Center in Escondido. Testing organized by the State of California is by appointment only. Make appointments online at,which is currently compatible with desktop computers and Android devices. Compatibility with Apple devices is coming soon. For those lacking Internet access, please call 888-634-1123,Monday through Friday, 7 A.M. to 7 P.M.


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