By the Daily Post staff
San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy said that county officials are working on a plan to gradually reopen the county’s parks to the public.
Currently, all county parks are closed. This is because officials have said that since the stay-at-home order was issued a month ago, they have seen park, trail and beach use go up 300%.
Callagy said that more about a phased approach to reopening the parks will come this week, but suggested that some of the considerations for reopening the parks include having park rangers set out the pacing for hikers, or limiting some trails to being one-way.
Callagy said that ordering everyone to wear masks or face coverings while jogging, hiking or biking, will not be a requirement for people to use the county’s parks once they reopen.
The county currently has an order in place telling people to wear masks whenever they go outside their homes, but one of the exceptions to that rule is when people are exercising.