Ventura County Closing Beaches Over Fourth Of July Weekend Over Coronavirus Concerns

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On Monday afternoon, officials announced that all L.A. County beaches, piers, beach bike paths, and beach access points will be closed and patrolled by the sheriff's officers from Friday, July 3 through Monday, July 6.

Robert Levin tells KCLU News parking areas and beaches will be closed.

The move comes as the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continues to alarm public health and elected officials.

According to a Monday news release, businesses that would have been subject to Gov. Gavin Newsom's order to close bars and nightclubs - those that serve alcoholic drinks without serving food at the same time - never reopened in the county.


"Closing the beaches and prohibiting fireworks displays during this important summer holiday weekend was an incredibly hard decision to make, but it's the responsible decision to protect public health and protect our residents from a deadly virus".

"Closing the beaches and prohibiting fireworks displays during this important summer holiday weekend was an incredibly hard decision to make, but it's the responsible decision to protect public health and protect our residents from a deadly virus", said Barbara Ferrer, L.A. County's Director of Public Health, in a statement. As of today, L.A. County has surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases, and statistics show that the transmission rate is continuing to rise. "Otherwise, we are quickly moving toward overwhelming our healthcare system and seeing even more devastating illness and death", said Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer. "That's why it is critical we take this step".

Los Angeles remains the county with the most cases and hospitalizations in all of California.

Villanueva said in a statement to Fox 11 Los Angeles, "We were not consulted on the beach closure and will only assist our beach cities in closing parking lots and traffic enforcement on [the Pacific Coast Highway]". In regards to enforcing the beach closure, we will not be enforcing it because we are "Care First, Jail Last".

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