While the pandemic has temporarily taken away in-person classes, work, and social gatherings, but it hasn’t taken away our hope or the outdoors.
California has a wealth of outdoors spaces that can still be enjoyed safely by the community. Here at Parks California, the team welcomes the renewed interest in California’s outdoor spaces as a place for health and healing.
As California State Parks welcomes visitors, new and returning, we have collected a series of tips and resources that may help you enjoy State Parks safely.
First, review state and local health and safety guidance
As we approach a year from the beginning of the pandemic, it is extremely important to refresh our knowledge on pandemic health and safety guidance. Below are official sources on COVID-19 where you can review health and safety guidance from:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- California Department of Public Health Guidance (CDPH)
- The CDPH publishes state specific information related to interpreting state procedures on COVID-19 statistics and testing as well as Orders from the State Public Health Officer. Here you can find the Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework and other detailed guidance documents.
- California FOR All – COVID-19 California
- covid19.ca.gov has updates and guidance from the governor’s office. Here you can find the reopening tier status of your county and allowed or restricted activities.