The city of Salinas reopened its 35 playgrounds Monday. (Photo via April Lamb/Pixabay)

Salinas is planning to to reopen playgrounds to the public on Monday, city officials announced on Friday.

The city’s decision to reopen its 35 playgrounds comes after California released new data on COVID-19 case rates for Monterey County on Tuesday.

The case rate for Monterey County dropped from 18.4 to 10.1 per 100,000, city officials said.

This drop allows additional recreational activities, including sports, to occur in more restrictive tiers.

Large gatherings and tournaments at parks will not be permitted, and people who choose to use the playgrounds will still need to follow posted guidance.

This includes social distancing, wearing face coverings, staying home if an individual or child doesn’t feel well and sanitizing hands before and after use of the playground, officials said.