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Some restrictions are lifted on golf courses, boating and park activities

The Loma Club golf course in Point Loma is preparing to reopen next week.
(Howard Lipin / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Some San Diego County golf courses began reopening Friday after county officials announced the day before that they could do so with limitations as restrictions brought about by the coronavirus continue.

In addition, residents who live in the same household also can resume boating along with activities together at parks.

Golf courses that have implemented a social distancing and sanitation plan can reopen. The plan must be submitted two days before opening. Players will need to stay six feet from one another, and use of golf carts will not be allowed.

The Loma Club, a nine-hole course in Point Loma, did not open May 1 but said in a statement that it was preparing to next week.

“While we would love to open this weekend, we want to ensure the safety of both the golfers and our team members. We’re working on setting up the necessary precautions and we will make sure to keep everyone updated as we prepare to open up the course,” the statement said.

Parks can reopen their parking lots at half-capacity, and all open parks must have a plan to enforce social distancing. Gatherings of people who don’t live together are not allowed.

Parking lots at beaches are not being reopened, and group activities are still banned.

Boating is allowed, but only with other household members.

The region’s new face-covering regulations go into effect May 1, as well. All residents must wear a face covering while at stores and other businesses and when within six feet of someone who does not share the same household.

Residents do not have to wear a face covering in a vehicle by themselves or with a housemate, while jogging or surfing or if a health condition prevents it from being worn.

Savanah Duffy of the Point Loma-OB Monthly contributed to this report.


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