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San Diego County Case Count: 2,643

Today, April 23, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported 2,643 confirmed cases, with 34 cases among Encinitas residents. Efforts to flatten the curve are proving to be effective and the number of Encinitas cases have remained at 34 since April 11.

We strongly encourage you to exercise in your own neighborhood – your local trees and flowers might just be as pretty as the ocean! However, for you ocean lovers, tomorrow, April 24th, the Encinitas Coastal Rail Trail and the walking path on Highway 101 will reopen.

Coastal Rail Trail and Walking Path on Highway 101 Opens

If you choose to enjoy the Coastal Rail Trail and Highway 101 walking path, it is essential that you adhere to the COVID-19 safety guidelines:

  • Maintain social distance. The recommended minimum distance to keep between others is six feet.
  • Facial coverings strongly recommended.
  • Keep moving, it is important that people continue to move to avoid congestion and congregating.
  • Travel on the right and pass on the left to avoid contact with people moving in an opposing direction.
  • Refrain from gathering.
  • Provide others plenty of space.
  • Please do not use the trail if you are sick.

Exercise is essential for our mental and physical well-being and should be done safely. However, it is essential that you adhere to the San Diego County Health Order when exercising outside of your home. Government Code Section 8665 provides that any person who violates any of the provisions of the California Emergency Services Act or who refuses or willfully neglects to obey any lawful order or regulation promulgated or issued as provided in the Act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine of not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment for not to exceed six months or by both such fine and imprisonment.

For the most up to date information on the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit https://encinitasca.gov/COVID-19-UPDATES.