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Clarification About Boardwalk Summer Operation

There have been some news stories today about the Boardwalk summer operation. Earlier today, Santa Cruz County’s Health Officer Gail Newel was asked a question about summer events. In her answer, she referenced plans for reopening the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk this summer. Late this afternoon she released the following clarification:
 
“I would like to clarify that no decision has been made to close the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk or any other business beyond the existing Shelter in Place order, which expires May 3. While Gov. Newsom has signaled that large gatherings of people may be difficult for the foreseeable future, I and other health officers throughout the Bay Area are working together to consider a replacement order allowing some activities to resume. I want to stress, however, that speculation about future operations at this time is premature.” Gail Newel, Santa Cruz County Health Officer
 
We felt it necessary to share Ms. Newel’s clarification issued late this afternoon.
 
Earlier this week Governor Gavin Newson began to outline a framework for the gradual reopening of businesses throughout California. We remain optimistic and hopeful that we will be able to open sometime this summer. Our continued priority remains the health and safety of our guests and employees. 
 
Please continue to be healthy and safe.