REGION — On March 30, 2020, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services issued an order for social distancing as part of a concerted effort to stem the tide of the COVID-19 disease that has created a worldwide pandemic.
In a further effort to follow the orders of the State of California and San Diego County, effective April 16, the City of Encinitas will be closing the Coastal Rail Trail and the pedestrian portion of South Hwy 101 from Swami’s Beach to the Seaside Parking Lot. Parking along San Elijo Ave. from Santa Fe Dr. to Chesterfield Dr. will also be closed.
These closures are necessary to ensure compliance with the order for social distancing. Understanding that recreating is important for mental as well as physical health, the city encourages Encinitas residents to run and walk within their neighborhoods but do so safely within the parameters of the current Orders.
The parks remain open for walking and exercise while social distancing is observed and practiced. Efforts to flatten the curve are proving to be effective, and continued vigilance now will decrease the length of time this order will remain in place.