California State Parks temporarily close all campgrounds in state park system

Last week, State Parks temporarily suspended guided tours and large events and temporarily closed facilities such as visitor centers and museums.

Posted: Mar 18, 2020 10:18 AM
Updated: Mar 18, 2020 11:09 AM

CALIFORNIA - California State Parks announced on Wednesday, March 18 they will be temporarily closing all campgrounds in the state park system as a way to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

In a press release, State Parks said right now non-campground outdoor areas of parks, like trails and beaches, remain open.

Visitors are reminded to practice social distancing and keep the six-feet of space between other visitors and those who are coughing or sneezing.

Restrooms also remain open, at this time, and State Parks said visitors are advised to take soap for hand washing or alcohol-based hand sanitizers when water is not available.

"Most importantly, [we] recommend that everyone follow precautionary guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health, public local health agencies, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when recreating in the outdoors," State Parks shared in a press release.

Last week, State Parks temporarily suspended guided tours and large events and temporarily closed facilities such as visitor centers and museums.

State Parks is continuing to monitor the situation and are "committed to following the state’s updated policy on social gatherings to help slow the spread of COVID-19".

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