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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2020 10:02 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/20/2020 10:02 AM
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Some Parking Reopens at Columbia State Historic Park

Columbia, CA...From the State..."As California State Parks begins working with locals on a phased and regionally-driven approach to increase access to state park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved, it is important for visitors to continue to practice physical distancing and avoid congregating with people outside their immediate household. Everyone has the responsibility to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Here are some guidelines for people visiting Columbia State Historic Park:

What is open now?
Very limited parking is now available to the public.
Select retail and restaurant concessions – following state and local public health guidance.

What is currently closed at this park and throughout the State Park System?

At this park:
Hotels and cottages.
Indoor exhibit spaces.

High public-use indoor facilities, including museums and visitor centers.
Special events and tours continue to be canceled until further notice

Are there any new visitor guidelines?

Yes, please see below:
Stay Local: Stay close to home. Walk or bike into the park. Parking is very limited. Do not take road trips to parks and beaches or to neighboring states.
Stay Active: Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Watch for one-way trails.
Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors will be asked to leave if there are too many people at the park, beach or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.
Stay Covered: If your county health orders require it, please be sure to wear face coverings when you cannot maintain a safe 6-foot distance from others.

Thank you for your patience and continued support of California State Parks as we work to limit your risk for exposure to COVID-19 in the outdoors. For more information, please visit"

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Posted on: 2020-05-20 10:36:42   By: Anonymous
Open up you weenies, we are done playing your game!

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    Posted on: 2020-05-20 10:56:03   By: Anonymous
    This is so ridiculous. Open the parks so people can enjoy the great outdoors. Governor Newsom is acting like a typical Democrat. He will only open certain parks but the parking lots are closed, the Visitor Centers are closed, the Museums are closed and there is no camping. What kind of mindless thinking is this?

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      Re: /\/\ What kind of mindless...
      Posted on: 2020-05-20 11:50:16   By: Anonymous
      WHY DON'T WE JUST KEEP EVERYTHING CLOSED TIL THIS THING IS OVER! F IT I'm tired of listening to all this sniveling! Deal with what is offered for the time!

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        Re: /\/\ What kind of mindless...
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 12:06:55   By: Anonymous
        Why don't you keep an open mind instead of a closed one? The businesses cannot remained closed or you will see so much destruction with the economy that it will cause homelessness, suicides and deaths just because of a virus that can be contained if people would use common sense and stay away from crowds and socializing.

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          Re: /\/\ What kind of mindless...
          Posted on: 2020-05-24 18:46:22   By: Anonymous

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        Re: /\/\ What kind of mindless...
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 17:41:18   By: Anonymous
        I know you have a brain the size of a pea, but just try to use the little pea brain for once. There will be no vaccine to save you, you will eventually get this virus. This is SARS virus and they could not make a vaccine for the last SARS and gave up.

        Everyone is going to get exposed to it at some point anyway. As it keeps mutating you want to have some kind of immune defense system that has seen a strain of it, to try and fight it off.

        Or just hide under your bed and hope it does not blow in your window from the neighbors house as you have been doing.

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      Posted on: 2020-05-20 12:01:31   By: Anonymous
      It's called social distancing based on medical science. Perhaps some of you should live where you enjoy life instead of bringing more C-19 to our area.

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        Posted on: 2020-05-20 17:54:47   By: Anonymous
        Hopefully we have learned a BIG lesson from all of this that:

        When they place shelter in place on the cities, many will run out as quick as they can to avoid it. There will need to be some kind of blocks to stop the exodus of the virus ridden to other areas with no virus. It might be that we have to place blockades at the county lines to keep them out for our own safety.

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        Re: /\/\ C-19 to your area...
        Posted on: 2020-05-20 22:57:21   By: Anonymous
        Ditto! Yep!

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      Posted on: 2020-05-20 12:02:48   By: Anonymous
      It's called mindfulness... staggering the opening of parks per area so as not to open the floodgates to the pandemic. Look what has already happened to Route 4 with the idiots parking on the highway. Or Natural Bridges this past weekend.

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        Posted on: 2020-05-20 12:05:27   By: Anonymous
        The dumbasses will be coming in full force this weekend!

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          Posted on: 2020-05-20 12:43:01   By: Anonymous
          The State Parks need to be open now. What difference does it make if they open now or later? Nothing is going to change with the virus. The curve has already flattened so open them up. The people that want the businesses to stay closed are the ones who are sitting on their fat asses and collecting unemployment. The unemployment will run out by August 1st and then these people will be out of a job because they refused to go back to work and will not be able to collect any more unemployment.

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            Posted on: 2020-05-20 17:57:27   By: Anonymous
            Unfortunately they will just then call themselves homeless and Gavin will put them all in the empty hotels.

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              Posted on: 2020-05-20 21:46:51   By: Anonymous
              Whatever you do, stay home this weekend. If you need to go somewhere, go to Angels Camp or Valley Springs. Two peas in a pod.

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