Coverage of coronavirus and its effect on health, parks and nature in Northern California.

Some Closed Bay Area Parks to Reopen

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As part of a regional easing of shelter-in-place restrictions, parks will start to reopen in Sonoma and San Mateo County after a month of full closure. Sonoma, which fully closed all of its parks on March 23, will maintain its … Read more

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More Trails for Social Distancing [Updated]

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Editor’s Note: We’ve revised this story to remove parks affected by the Marin, Sonoma and San Mateo County park closures. Last update March 25, 10:30 a.m. Looking for new trails where you can maintain social distance? We’ve been working for … Read more