As Oaklanders, we love our open spaces – and a hike or jog is great for our mental health right now. But we are failing to properly socially distance in the parks – and residents are still using Lake Merritt to gather to meet up with friends.
If we don’t get this right, the parks will be the next space health officials direct us to shut down. Use the parks to personally exercise for a quick run or hike – please don’t use them to host gatherings.
We are all in this together – and we all need to do our part to keep everyone healthy.