San Diego County officials announced Thursday an easing of some of the restrictions at local beaches beginning Tuesday, June 2.
Board of Supervisors chair Greg Cox says passive activities will be allowed whiuh include sunbathing, sitting and relaxing with towels and chairs. Activities such as football and volleyball will not be allowed.
Cox added that sunbathing on the beach can only be done with household members. Face coverings will also be required. “We’re taking this action as we continue to allow some semblance of reality to resume in San Diego," Cox said.
Parking lots and piers will also remain closed. Boardwalks can be opened by local cities but the public health orders must be followed.
Five More Deaths
The latest report from the public health officer includes 5 new deaths from COVID-19, which brings the total in the county to 260, with 96-percent of them involving underlying medical conditions. There were 117 new cases reported out of about 37-hundred tests, which is a positiive rate of three-percent.
Plea for Blood Donations
County officials and the CEO of the San Diego Blood Bank Thursday also made a plea for blood donations and for those who have had the coronavirus to consider donating plasma which includes anti-bodies that can help those who are fighting the infection.
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