City of San Diego Closes All Beaches, Boardwalks, Parks and Trails

San Diego city officials have ordered the closing of all beaches, boardwalks, parks and trails due to the coronavirus.

At a Monday afternoon news conference, Mayor Kevin Faulconer said he had directed city officials, police and lifeguards to move forward with closing all city beaches, boardwalks, parks and trails. Faulconer said, "There were far too many ignoring physical distancing rules this weekend. The actions of a few can cost the lives of many. Please stay at home, San Diego."

San Diego Fire Rescue Chief Colin Stowell said one firefighter has tested positive for coronavirus and another 29 firefighters and three lifeguards were in quarantine awaiting test results.

San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said at least four police officers are showing symptoms of the new coronavirus. He says one works out of the department’s headquarters in East Village, two are with the Mid City Division, and the fourth is with Central Division. A department spokesperson said 11 more SDPD employees are under self-quarantine because of possible patient contact, recent travel, or other reasons.

The City of San Diego order includes banning surfing, swimming and boating on all city-owned property.

The City of Carlsbad also announced Monday that due to the number of people continuing to gather at city parks, trails and beaches, it is temporarily closing these public areas to help slow the spread of the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease.\

San Diego County Releases Update on Cases

The San Diego County Health and Human Services agency reported at 5 p.m. Monday that the number of coronavirus cases in the county was 230, up 25 from 205 the day before. To see the breakdown of cases CLICK HERE.,

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