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SD County playgrounds can reopen after state reverses course


Last updated 12/9/2020 at 12:28pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Playgrounds in San Diego County can reopen to the public Wednesday, despite initially being closed under COVID-19 restrictions, after state health officials reversed course.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, led a group of a dozen legislators who sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom last week urging him to

remove playgrounds from the stay-at-home order. They claimed opening playgrounds "is necessary for the mental and physical health of children to

have opportunities to expend their physical energy and play.'' They also noted that in some low-income neighborhoods,...

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