Courtesy of San Benito County:
San Benito County Public Health Officer, Dr. Marty Fenstersheib has issued an amendment to his March 31, 2020 Shelter in Place Order exempting the utilization of open areas to include county parks, city parks and golf courses.
The additional language in the amendment is:
Definitions and Exemptions.
a. For the purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence only to perform the following “Essential Activities.” But people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and people who are sick are strongly urged to stay in their residence to the extent possible, except as necessary to seek or provide medical care or Essential Governmental Functions. Essential Activities are:
iii. To engage in outdoor recreation activity, including, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking, bicycling, and running, in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements and with the following limitations:
5. The public may utilize any open areas of County and City Parks, which are not specifically closed pursuant to paragraphs (1)-(3) above, while following all social distancing requirements/orders of the Public Health Officer. Further, Golf courses may operate pursuant to the Social Distancing Requirements stated in subparagraph (k) below and in the Golf Course Social Distancing Protocol Form located in Appendix B.
This amendment becomes effective at 8:00 AM on April 27, 2020 and will continue thru 11:59 PM on May 3, 2020 or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing by the Public Health Officer.
(click the PDF for Amendment and Appendix)