Lockdown Update : Outdoor Adventures


Elizabeth Wang, Reporter

Entering the eighth week of lockdown, questions regarding which outdoor activities are allowed have risen. Pressured to answer, California Governer Gavin Newsom has released a new list of activities allowed as of April 30th. 

While it is encouraged for citizens to go outdoors during this time, it is essential to miantain social distancing laws: only go out with family members, with the maximum gathering of three people, and be six feet apart at all times. The number of Coronacirus cases in the Bay area have declined, but increased in Southern Califronia. Recently reaching the highest one-day rise in cases, citizens must excercise extreme caution and be mindful of the health hazards. 

 The official list of activities can be found below. For more updates and information, you may visit the COVID19.ca.gov website. 


— Athletics

— Badminton (singles)

— Throwing a baseball or softball

— BMX biking

— Canoeing (singles)

— Crabbing

— Cycling

— Exploring rock pools

— Gardening (not in groups)

— Golf (singles, walking – no cart)

— Hiking (on trails and paths allowing distancing)

— Horseback riding (singles)

— Jogging and running

— Kite boarding and kitesurfing

— Meditation

— Outdoor photography

— Picnics 

— Quad Biking

— Rock Climbing

— Roller Skating and Roller Blading

— Rowing (singles)

— Scootering (not in groups)

— Skateboarding (

— Soft martial arts – Tai Chi, Chi Kung (not in groups)

— Table tennis (singles)

— Throw and catch an American mini football, Frisbee or Frisbee golf (not in groups)

— Trail running

— Trampolining

— Tree climbing

— Volleyball (singles)

— Walk the dog

— Wash the car

— Watch the sunrise or sunset

— Yoga