Stay active during the coronavirus pandemic

You can get exercise outdoors, but return home when you're done.

What to do

You should stay indoors except for essential services. This includes getting groceries, gas, or healthcare.

Fitness and exercise facilities, including gyms, must be closed.

You can get quick exercise outside

You can do certain activities outside, like those that:

  • Do not share equipment
  • Do not involve physical contact
  • Do not have surfaces that everyone touches

You should still stay 6 feet apart from others, try to limit your time outside, and go home as quickly as you can.

You should have a face covering with you. It should be visible and readily accessible when exercising, like hanging around your neck. There might be times where you cannot avoid being around other people.

You should put on your face covering if you are walking and you see someone within 30 feet of you (about the length of a Muni bus).

If a mask is too tight, try a looser fitting option like a gaiter or bandana.

Ways to stay active:

  • Yoga at home
  • Run in your neighborhood
  • Ride your bike near your home
  • Go for a walk with your housemates
  • Play team sports with 6 or fewer people from your household
  • Tai Chi, by yourself
  • Fishing, staying 6 feet apart
  • Skateboarding at a skate park, staying 6 feet apart
  • Golfing, staying 6 feet apart and without sharing equipment or carts (pro shops cannot be open)

You cannot play team sports or share equipment with people who don’t live with you

You should not play any team sports where there is any contact, or where a ball or other equipment is touched by people outside your household. This includes tennis, soccer, basketball, martial arts, bocce ball, and Frisbee.

You should not swim in a public or communal pool. You should not share your pool with people who don’t live with you. 

See which SF parks are open

Outdoor museums, historical sites, and public gardens may open.

Parks are open, although playgrounds and picnic areas are closed. All dog parks are allowed to open.

Check with San Francisco Recreation and Parks to see what's closed.  

Check with Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to see what's closed. ​​​​​

Last updated June 02, 2020