Los Angeles County Beaches Ordered To Close For Fourth Of July Weekend Amid Coronavirus Spike
UPDATED: The only fireworks you see this weekend might be on TV.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Lost Hills Station said via Twitter that Los Angeles County beaches, piers, beach bike paths and beach access points will be closed Friday through Monday for the Fourth of July weekend.
The Lost Hills station, which is local to Malibu, issued the following statement:
Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced the closure of our beaches, piers, beach bike paths, and beach access points beginning 7/3/2020 through 7/6/2020. The Malibu/Lost Hills Station Beach Team will be patrolling the beaches throughout the weekend and late into the evening. This new order makes it illegal to trespass at these locations and is punishable by law to include, but not limited to, a $1000 fine.
Please follow the LA County Health Mandates. We want to ensure the health and safety of all our residents.
The news was later confirmed in a tweet by L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn who wrote, “We cannot risk having crowds at the beach this holiday weekend.”
That, as a heat wave sets in, with near-100 degree temperatures forecast in the Valley by Sunday.
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