California releases detailed list of outdoor activities allowed during shutdown

California has released a detailed list of outdoor activities allowed during the shutdown.

Per the covid.19.ca.gov website

“It’s okay to go outside to go for a walk, to exercise, and participate in healthy activities as long as you maintain a safe physical distance of six feet and gather only with members of your household. Below is a non-exhaustive list of those outdoor recreational activities.”

— Athletics
— Badminton (singles)
— Throwing a baseball or softball
— BMX biking
— Canoeing (singles)
— Crabbing
— Cycling
— Exploring rock pools
— Gardening (not in groups)
— Golf (singles, walking – no cart)
— Hiking (on trails and paths allowing distancing)
— Horseback riding (singles)
— Jogging and running
— Kite boarding and kitesurfing
— Meditation
— Outdoor photography
— Picnics (with your stay-home household members only)
— Quad Biking
— Rock Climbing
— Roller Skating and Roller Blading
— Rowing (singles)
— Scootering (not in groups)
— Skateboarding (not in groups)
— Soft martial arts – Tai Chi, Chi Kung (not in groups)
— Table tennis (singles)
— Throw and catch an American mini football, Frisbee or Frisbee golf (not in groups)
— Trail running
— Trampolining
— Tree climbing
— Volleyball (singles)
— Walk the dog
— Wash the car
— Watch the sunrise or sunset
— Yoga

Per SFGates, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a press conference Friday he is “very close” to making “meaningful augmentations” to the state’s stay-at-home order.

“We’re getting very close to making very meaningful augmentations to that stay-at-home order,” he said. “We said ‘weeks, not months’ about four or five days ago. I want to say ‘many days, not weeks.’ As long as we continue to be prudent and thoughtful in certain modifications, I think we’ll be making some announcements.”

In an off-handed comment, he added that restaurants will reopen in California in Stage 2 of his reopening plan. He did not offer many other details, but has said in past briefings that when restaurants reopen, they will be required to operate under certain guidelines, such as keeping tables far apart.

“We’re getting very close to making some announcements that will be meaningful to people in the retail sector, the hospitality sector, and yes, that second phase includes restaurants,” he said.