Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has set its reopening date under state guidelines, making it the first amusement park to reopen in California amid COVID-19. This is a space for friendly local discussions. - Advertisement - Rides such as the famous Giant Dipper, which have sat dormant for months, will once again resume their roaring, whirring and spinning. Santa Cruz City beaches are the heart of Santa Cruz coastline. Shmuel has also co-authored 5 children’s books and his photographs illustrate numerous books including his collaboration with George Levenson on ‘Bread Comes to Life’ and the classic ‘Pumpkin Circle’, which has more than 100,000 copies in print and is held by every major library system in the country. COVID-19 UPDATE | The City is coordinating closely with our public health officials at the Santa Cruz County Health Department to prevent the further spread COVID-19.In an effort to protect you and our community, changes and measures have been adopted in daily operations and activities. She reminded the public of the statewide order for people to wear face coverings when at indoor public places, and outdoors if they cannot keep a six-foot distance between themselves and others who are not members of their families. By visiting the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. The beaches had been closed during the day for nearly two months to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. The main reason for the shift, said Santa Cruz County Public Health Officer Dr. Gail Newel, was because the public was overwhelmingly ignoring the restrictions. By: Todd Guild. The ban lasted just a week. Beaches will remain closed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., but people may exercise on the beaches outside of that time period. Santa Cruz County Beach Hours Restricted Amid Coronavirus. Face coverings (masks) are required on the Boardwalk in accordance with state regulations. Main Beach in Santa Cruz remained closed 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. 2016 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year Shmuel Thaler has been a staff photographer at the Santa Cruz Sentinel since 1987. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times ) Santa Cruz's flagship amusement park will soon be filled again with the sounds of shrieks and laughter, albeit muted by masks and with thinner crowds than usual. Paul Rogers has covered a wide range of issues for The Mercury News since 1989, including water, oceans, energy, logging, parks, endangered species, toxics and climate change. Santa Cruz County sheriff cracking down on 'stay at home' order - Duration: 2:23. SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KRON) – Effective today at midnight, all Santa Cruz County beaches will reopen to the public. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), PG&E’s toppling of trees creates new hazards, Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay selects first three families for Live Oak development, Name Dropping | Santa Cruz County Bank names president and CEO, When the San Lorenzo River stole Christmas | Ross Eric Gibson, Local History. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for … Whether taking a scenic walk along the shore, enjoying a game of volleyball, exploring the Santa Cruz Wharf, or getting your toes in the soft sand, City beaches are the essential stop for any trip to Santa Cruz. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk could become the first amusement park in California to reopen, but it needs to overcome some hurdles before letting people back in. Beaches, Parks Reopen; Social Distancing Still Enforced April 16, 2020 at 8:20 am Filed Under: Coronavirus , COVID-19 , Santa Cruz , Santa Cruz Beach … Santa Cruz County offers 29 miles of scenic coastline and beaches here are ideal for swimming, camping or soaking up the sun. 2:27. SANTA CRUZ—The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk will become the first amusement park in California to reopen after Covid-19 restrictions shuttered them statewide earlier this year, Boardwalk spokesman Kris Reyes said. We spoke with SURFER Senior Photographer and Santa Cruz local Ryan … The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park is partially open. “Effective today at midnight, the beach … Starting Friday, the local beach closures will be lifted under an updated shelter-in-place order. Beaches in Santa Cruz County to Reopen on Friday. Santa Cruz reopened its beaches today, the first place in California to officially allow people to surf again after restricting it to curb the spread of coronavirus. — Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian file. Get Morning Report and other email newsletters. SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) – Santa Cruz County is reopening its beaches, parks, open spaces and the Santa Cruz Wharf to the public effective Thursday at … Originally, Santa Cruz County health officer Dr. Gail Newel had intended for the beach closure to last through the Fourth of July weekend, but she said enforcing the order has been challenging. Santa Cruz County beaches will reopen on Friday, public health officials announced Thursday. Under rules put in place May 2, it was illegal to be on the beach between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., although people could cross the beach to get to the water to surf, swim or boat. (Shmuel Thaler – Santa Cruz Sentinel). The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is poised to become one of the first amusement parks to reopen since the COVID-1`9 pandemic forced its closure. Santa Cruz County offers 29 miles of scenic coastline and beaches here are ideal for swimming, camping or soaking up the sun. SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KRON) – Effective today at midnight, all Santa Cruz County beaches will reopen to the public. “We had hoped to continue the beach closure until after the Fourth of July weekend,” Newel said. The ban lasted just a week. Face coverings (masks) are required on the Boardwalk in accordance with state regulations. Beaches in Santa Cruz County will reopen at midnight Thursday because the closure orders have become impossible to enforce, KGO reported. Santa Cruz City beaches are the heart of Santa Cruz coastline. The decision to reopen beaches comes as an acknowledgment that beachgoers are flouting the closures in numbers that local law enforcement is unable to address. 602. People are not willing to be governed any more in that regard, and so we want to recognize that by removing that restriction.”. The beaches had been closed during the day for nearly two months to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. List updated Nov. 6, 2020 Total # of parks fully closed: 11 (State Operated – 8; Locally Operated – 3) Today’s update to the COVID-19 full closure list includes park units operated by California State Parks and other park operators. Santa Cruz has had fewer cases of coronavirus than many other California counties. SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – Officials in Santa Cruz County on Wednesday announced parks, beaches, and some recreational areas will reopen … He also has worked as managing editor of the Science team at KQED, the PBS and NPR station in San Francisco, and has taught science writing at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. 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