The SFPUC closed two of its San Mateo County public attractions on March 24, 2020 in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
On Monday, March 16, 2020 Mayor London Breed and the San Francisco Department of Public Health issued a public health order requiring residents to remain at home with the only exception being for essential needs. This is a response to slow the spread of COVID-19 to protect the most vulnerable and to prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed. The order also requires City and County offices that are deemed ‘non-essential’ to close during this time.
On March 24, 2020, the SFPUC took the additional step of canceling all events on the Fifield-Cahill Ridge Trail and closing the popular Pulgas Water Temple and Grounds to the public. Protecting the health and safety of our trail users, visitors, and staff are our top priority.
The SFPUC urges Bay Area residents to taking care of themselves and the community by following the advice of their local County Health Departments. Please stay home and go out only for essential needs if possible. Avoid crowds and maintain six feet of distance away from others when going out for necessities or to enjoy trails that remain open. Please be aware of social distancing at trailheads in particular.
For more information regarding the Crystal Springs Trails and surrounding San Mateo County Parks, please visit https://parks.smcgov.org.
For more information about San Francisco’s response to COVID-19, please visit https://sf.gov/topics/coronavirus-covid-19.
For more information for San Mateo County’s response, please visit: https://www.smchealth.org/coronavirus.