County to begin reopening outdoor recreational areas
El Centro, CA – In an effort to provide opportunities for the residents and visitors of Imperial County to stay active and healthy during this stressful and challenging time, the County of Imperial plans to reopen County Regional Parks, private and public golf courses, and other outdoor recreational areas, with limited access, throughout Imperial County. Beginning Saturday, April 25, 2020, many outdoor recreational areas that can be used for jogging, walking, biking and other non-contact outdoor sports will be permitted to reopen, with some restrictions and guidelines still in place in order to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19.
The decision to reopen these outdoor recreational areas was done so with the County’s health and safety in mind. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, County parks and/or other outdoor recreational areas located throughout Imperial Valley were closed. However, we understand that staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. Mental and physical health are very closely connected. Having an open area where you can get some fresh air, relieve stress, and stay active is important for everyone at this time. While these facilities and spaces can offer health benefits, it is important that you follow certain steps to continue to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Follow these actions when visiting a park, trail, golf course and/or an outdoor area:
The public is encouraged to visit the Imperial County Public Health Department website at www.icphd.org for the latest information about COVID-19 in Imperial County. Updates may also be found on the County of Imperial Facebook page and Twitter pages - @ImperialCntyCA.
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