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“On Monday, May 4, the San Mateo County Parks Department reopened 13 of its 23 parks after being closed since March 27. Visitors are required to hike single file on narrow trails, keep six feet apart from others, not congregate with people who aren’t from their household, and carry face coverings. ‘We are eager to welcome visitors back to San Mateo County Parks and for them to experience the physical and mental health benefits of being outdoors and on the trails,” said Parks Director Nicholas Calderon. “During this time, it’s critical that park users follow the new rules developed to prevent overcrowding, discourage gatherings and that support social distancing. Let’s work together to ensure that parks are safe environments for everyone.’ Playgrounds, picnic areas, campgrounds, fields, visitor centers, and some restrooms and parking lots remain closed.” Visit the County of San Mateo Park Department’s website for more information.