San Diego County has extended its public health order indefinitely, Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten said at a news conference Wednesday.
The order was set to expire tomorrow, April 30.
"As you heard from the governor yesterday, any jurisdiction opening up is contingent upon the guidance and direction from the governor of California," Wooten said. "We cannot open back up until the state gives the green light to do so, so yes, we are extending it tomorrow indefinitely."
The current county health order requires all people to remain in their homes or at their place of residence, except for employees or customers traveling to and from essential businesses or activities. Beginning May 1, all people in San Diego must wear face coverings anywhere in public if they come within 6 feet of another person, the order mandates.
County officials also said they are hoping to relax more restrictions for parks and golf courses by next week if public places and businesses can enforce social distancing.
The county loosened restrictions on Monday to allow swimming, surfing, paddleboarding and kayaking in the ocean and bays. Recreational boating is still banned.