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Beaches in Solana Beach, Del Mar and Carlsbad reopen for limited use

Group gatherings, parking in lots and lying down on the beach are still prohibited.

SAN DIEGO — City beaches in Solana Beach, Del Mar and Carlsbad reopen in limited fashion Monday along with state beaches in Torrey Pines and Carlsbad.

Beachgoers will be allowed to run and walk on the sand, as well as surf, swim, kayak and paddleboard in the ocean. Group gatherings, parking in lots and lying down on the beach are still prohibited.

Parks and trails in the city of Carlsbad will also reopen Monday at 2 p.m. for walking, running and sitting on the grass. Parking lots at the parks will be open at half-capacity.

The Lake Poway Recreation Area opened to the public Sunday and will resume regular hours of 6 a.m. to sunset Monday, city officials said.

Parking lots at Lake Poway will open to half capacity and boating is not allowed, officials said. The playground will remain closed and active sports are limited to people within the same household.

County health officials on Sunday reported 85 new COVID-19 cases and one death, raising the county's totals to 3,927 cases and 139 fatalities.

The latest fatality is an 81-year-old woman who had underlying medical conditions, the county reported.

Of the 2,277 tests reported to the county on Saturday, 4% were positive new cases.

The county is working to increase its testing with a goal of 5,200 tests a day, according to Supervisor Nathan Fletcher.

"While state and federal guidelines call for `robust testing,' there is no hard and fast rule for the exact number," Fletcher said Sunday. "We've chosen to use a Harvard study to identify our goal: 5,200 tests per day in San Diego County. We're working with our new testing task force to meet that goal." 

BEACHES 

On the sand: 

  • Run and walk 
  • No stopping, sitting, lying down  

In the Oceans you can: 

  • Swim 
  • Surf 
  • Paddleboard 
  • And Kayak  

In the Bays you can: 

  • Paddleboard 
  • Kayak 
  • Boating
  • NO swimming.  

NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS 

For a full list of OPEN parks, go to: www.sandiego.gov/coronavirus 

Parks are OPEN for passive use.  

  • Walking 
  • Jogging 
  • Hiking 
  • Sitting with your family 

Parking lots remain CLOSED. 

GOLF COURSES

On Friday, City of San Diego golf courses reopened with physical distancing and face covering mandates.

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