THE WALKS LISTED ARE PROPOSED, BUT NOT AUTHORIZED, DEPENDING
ON STATE AND LOCAL GUIDELINES. A WALKABLAST WILL BE SENT
ANNOUNCING WHEN WALKS MAY OFFICIALLY RESUME.
Elaine Berger, President
As we prepare our July newsletter there is clearly light at the end of the tunnel for the resumption of walks. While we still have not been given clearance by government authorities to resume recreational walks of non-family members, more and more recreational activities are being approved. These activities come with requirements for safe-distancing, face coverings and group sizes. I have to think it is far safer to walk outdoors with our friends than going for a tattoo!
We have done a good job of keeping the numbers of COVID-19 cases steady here in the San Diego region. The recent reopening of business activities, and the many protest marches of large groups, puts all that good work in jeopardy.
Again, I ask that you be patient and continue the good work to stay safe. This will certainly be an unusual 4th of July celebration—no gatherings or picnics and no live fireworks shows.
However, FOX5 San Diego will be doing a virtual 4th fireworks show on Saturday, July 4. The show will feature previously recorded shows from the Big Bay Event and will even feature our “infamous” Big Boom show! This program will allow all of us to celebrate our national holiday from the safety of our homes.
RULES FOR WALK LEADERS
At our June 12 Board of Directors meeting we discussed the rules we would advise our walk leaders to follow as they resume walks.
1. Sign in your participants yourself rather than sharing a pen and sign-in sheet.
2. Require all walkers to have face coverings.
3. Remind each walker to maintain a safe distance from their fellow walkers. Remember that walking at their own pace often automatically spaces out walkers.
4. Be aware that different rules may apply to walking areas depending on which government agency has responsibility for the area. Thus parks may have different rules than beaches or lakes. Walk leaders have the option of adding additional requirements for their walks. Walk leaders might also consider carrying hand sanitizer.
UPCOMING EVENTS/TRIPS/WALKS CALENDAR
|Annual Meeting/Mission Bay Picnic||TBD|
|Hotel Del Coronado Tree/Walk/Happy Hour||TBD|
|Annual New Years Day Walk||Jan 1, 2021|