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29 April updated order: any changes for divers?

Discussion in 'NorCal' started by wnissen, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. wnissen

    wnissen ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Livermore, Calif.
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    The updated Shelter in Place order which was announced today irritatingly doesn't have the text of the order, but it does say in the press release that "Other activities that can resume under the new order include [...] the use of certain shared outdoor recreational facilities that were previously ordered closed, like skate parks, but not others that involve shared equipment or physical contact." Does this change anything? I live pretty far from any diving so I'm probably not going to go anytime soon while they are still recommending avoiding travel, but it sounds like you might be able to dive, assuming Monterey goes along.

    Edit: the full text is available.
     
  2. runsongas

    runsongas Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California - Bay Area
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    pretty much depends on the parking situation and whether the local PD is going to try and ticket people that aren't locals.
     
  3. stilldivin

    stilldivin Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: San Jose, Ca.
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    Would be nice to get a clear answer. The Monterey website is confusing and unclear.
     
  4. CuriousRambler

    CuriousRambler Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Montana
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    I'm watching this with interest..

    Edit: just read the order, didn't realize it was an Alameda County order. I can't imagine that having much impact on Monterey, but here's hoping.
     
  5. wnissen

    wnissen ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Livermore, Calif.
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    383
    I'm assuming that most people diving in Monterey are not from Monterey County, given that it has a population of 400K, roughly the same as Oakland. So the SF Bay area orders have a big effect.
     
  6. CuriousRambler

    CuriousRambler Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Montana
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    That's fair, but my point was if Monterey isn't allowing diving, I don't think an Alameda County order is going to change Monterey County's enforcement of their own orders. Hence, no impact on diving.
     
  7. wnissen

    wnissen ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Livermore, Calif.
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    Oh, absolutely. And today we learn that Newsom is going to close all state beaches. It looks like only Monterey State Beach is a state beach, but obviously the situation is fluid.
     
  8. CuriousRambler

    CuriousRambler Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Montana
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    Left hand: "We have recognized the fact that if you can safely socially distance in the confines of a grocery store, where you're all but guaranteed to touch the same objects someone else has already touched, then logic would dictate you can likely safely socially distance in the outdoors, where fresh air flows and there are few to zero common surfaces."

    Right hand: "THE TREES AND BEACHES WILL SPREAD THE DISEASE!" :facepalm:
     
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  9. Jon Nellis

    Jon Nellis Captain

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    Boating is on the state approved list of activities. Go for a boat ride and "accidentally" fall in with your dive gear.
     
  10. runsongas

    runsongas Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California - Bay Area
    4,343
    1,979
    total BS that this is being applied to the whole state just because he felt disrespected by crowds on the beach in socal
     
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