After the state updated San Diego’s adjusted case rate shifting the county to the most-restrictive tier, Balboa Park released a list of museums, venues that have been impacted.
The shift comes amid rising cases of COVID-19 in San Diego County, reflected in the region’s adjusted case rate, which was 8.9 for the week leading up to and including Halloween. San Diego was among three counties — including Sacramento and Stanislaus –that moved to the purple tier, or tier 1, on Tuesday.
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Under tier 1 museums, zoos and aquariums will now have to operate outdoor only. Restaurants will also have to shift to outdoor service, but outdoor playgrounds and recreational facilities can remain open.
“During these rapidly changing times, venues in the Park have been closely monitoring and implementing recommendations provided by government agencies and public health officials, including the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), California Department of Public Health Info and San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (Public Health),” Balboa Park said in a statement.
The following is a status update for Balboa Park:
Museums closed for physical visitation in effect now until further notice:
Additionally, Explorer Pass sales are suspended. Spreckels Organ concerts are now online only each Sunday.
Closures to physical visitation in effect beginning Saturday, Nov.14 until further notice:
Venues that will continue to welcome guests using current safety guidelines include:
Public outdoor areas within the park that are currently open will remain accessible. These areas include:
“The public is strongly encouraged to visit the website of their favorite venues, as many are producing virtual tours, video content, and streaming performances while in-person visitation is not available,” Balboa Park said.
Face coverings are required when visiting the park and physical distancing must be followed in accordance with state, regional and local orders to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
For more information, visit the parks website.
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