As of this afternoon, Sunday, March 22, SDPD started clearing out gatherings at beaches, boardwalks, parks and beach parking lots across San Diego.
“San Diegans already know the best action we can take to stop the spread of this aggressive virus is to limit exposure so I continue to urge our city – stay safe, stay home,” Faulconer said after last week’s state order.
However, judging from the size of the crowds at local beaches this weekend, a lot of San Diegans did not listen. As a result, San Diego City officials blasted the following tweet: “Gatherings of any size are now prohibited at beaches and parks, and parking lots at all City-run beaches and parks are now closed.”
#COVID19 Update: Gatherings of any size are now prohibited at beaches and parks, and parking lots at all city-run beaches and parks are now closed. #StayHome #FlattenTheCurve @SDFD @SanDiegoPD pic.twitter.com/y8DDitD2pj
— City of San Diego (@CityofSanDiego) March 22, 2020
Yup, hanging with homies and/or families at the beach is now prohibited. Furthermore, if you break the rules, you could receive a misdemeanor citation with a $1000 fine. Think it’s not enforceable? Wait’ll the National Guard shows up to tell you to pound sand.
That being said, we can leave the house with certain exceptions, including grocery stores, banks, laundromats, health care facilities, pharmacies and weed shops. Additionally, San Diegans are allowed to skate, walk, jog, and bike, as long as we practice “social distancing” of at least six feet. But, surf? Sorry, it’s not looking good homies.
For information regarding COVID-19 cases and directives from County of San Diego public health officials, visit coronavirus-sd.com.
For the latest information about the COVID-19 virus, updates on City services and steps the public can take to help reduce the spread of the disease, visit sandiego.gov/coronavirus.