Groups of Kids and Parents at Cleator Park in Point Loma Without Masks or Distancing

by on August 18, 2020 · 7 comments

in Health, Ocean Beach

Sadly, it’s not just wild, irresponsible crowds at OB’s drum circle on Wednesday nights. Breakdowns in employing the standard COVID-19 health advisories happen outside OB and on the playing fields of Point Loma.

On Sunday morning, August 16, kids, parents and adults at Bill Cleator Park / Field played sports and hung out in groups without masks (the vast majority) and no proper physical-distancing. Despite the park posting that gatherings are not allowed.

It wasn’t just kids – it was also young adults.

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Tyler August 18, 2020 at 12:52 pm

You gotta be kidding me with this post. Shaming people for being outdoors is not the answer right now, when that’s exactly what they should be doing. The ONLY evidence to date of outdoor transmission is during extremely crowded events. I barely see anything wrong in these photos save a few folks in the chairs on the sidelines. But thinking people playing sports should wear masks is not only ridiculous, but from a health perspective it would inhibit breathing.


Frank Gormlie August 18, 2020 at 1:06 pm

Tyler – The people in the photos are not following posted rules against the pandemic; masks, no groups and distancing. And, the OB drum circle is outdoors and so are all those crowds on the beaches, including the massive religious ceremonies. If city workers and employees are wearing masks – many doing physical labor – why can’t people playing sports, to a degree. Sure, masks are bulky, but the people in these photos are playing a sport where there is physical contact and players close enough they’re breathing on each other. What’s wrong with that? Gee.


Tyler August 18, 2020 at 2:10 pm

Frank- I agree with you on the drum circle and when very large crowds are in close proximity. This isn’t that. At all.

Also, per the World Health Organization, wearing a mask while working out is something you should not do.


Geoff Page August 19, 2020 at 10:21 am

Tyler, the point was there are signs posted all over the park specifically prohibiting this kind of gathering. I agree that wearing a mask while doing sports is a bad idea but playing, sweating, bumping each other is a recipe for transmission. The kids infect each other and then endanger anyone else they come into contact with. The solution? Unfortunately, don’t do sports like this. The parents on the sidelines were no better, very few masks, very little attempt, if any, to distance themselves.


thequeenisalizard August 19, 2020 at 8:27 am

Yep those adults sitting around next to each other talking must have gotten a real workout huh?


korla eaquinta August 20, 2020 at 10:25 am

Looks like we will be back on the Watch List before you know it. When this happens, we will know who to thank. :(


Geoff Page August 20, 2020 at 11:35 am

And yesterday, we saw the Albion soccer league all over Cleator Fields, an organization that needs a city permit to operate. Look at their schedule on-line, non-stop including Robb Field. I guess the mayor does not care.


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