• June 18, 2020 4:28 PM

Are playgrounds and picnic areas open?

Are playgrounds and picnic areas open?

Are playgrounds and picnic areas open? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Yes. As of Tuesday, September 29, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that outdoor community playgrounds operated by a city, state, county, or federal government may open and must comply with the following requirements:

  1. Face masks over the mouth and nose are required for everyone 2 years of age or older with caregiver supervision at all times to ensure face mask use.
  2. Do not use the playground when different households are unable to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or when the capacity limit has been reached.
  3. Caregivers must monitor to keep adults and children from different households at least 6 feet apart.
  4. Consider coming on different times or days to avoid wait times and potential crowded times.
  5. No eating or drinking in playground, to ensure face masks are worn at all times.
  6. Wash or sanitize hands before and after using the playground.
  7. Elderly and persons with underlying medical conditions should avoid playground when others are present.
  8. Limit visit to 30 minutes per day when others are present. View CDPH’s complete list of guidelines.