LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA | In a very well debated City Council meeting, it was decided that in an abundance of caution, Laguna Beach will be closed for the 4th of July holiday. The city reserves the right to add more closure dates depending on developments over the next few days related to Coronavirus infection reports and / or other state government announcements.
It was previously announced that Laguna Beach would be canceling their annual fireworks show.
OC & Southern California | Los Angeles and Ventura previously announced the closure of beaches, whereas, Huntington Beach will remain open. However, the city announced that it would be deploying enhanced public safety presence while also proactively enforcing regulations against illegal fireworks during the holiday weekend.
Newport Beach has not made an announcement in regards to beach closure. However, they did announced their 4th of July fireworks show has been canceled.
UPDATE | 7/1/2020
Since the original publication of this story, Newport Beach has announced they will close their Beach on July 4th as well.
No word on any closures in San Diego county as of the date of this story.
UPDATE | 7/2/2020
Other cities announced they will be closed completely or on a modified schedule. First announcement came from Dana Point. Orange County moved Wednesday to close bars, then Thursday moved to close more than a dozen county-operated beaches, including Aliso Beach, Capistrano Beach, Salt Creek Beach, Baby Beach, Bayside Beach, Camel Point Beach, Poche Beach, Strands Beach, Table Rock Beach, Thousand Steps Beach, Treasure Island Beach and West Street Beach. They will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Seal Beach and Huntington Beach officials are following other Orange and Los Angeles county cities in closing beaches for the busy Fourth of July holiday.
The Seal Beach City Council, citing concerns about holiday crowds spreading the coronavirus, voted Wednesday, July 1, on the following:
Effective Friday, July 3, at 6:00 p.m., all beach parking lots (1st, 8th and 10th streets) will be closed.
Effective Friday, July 3, at 10:00 p.m., all Seal Beach beaches, the Pier, pier restrooms, tot lot playground, volleyball courts, and other beach amenities will also be closed.
These areas are scheduled to reopen on Sunday, July 5, at sunrise. However, if it is believed the reopening will be detrimental to the health of the community, city officials may decide to keep those areas closed until further notice.
This of course is all due to the spike in Coronavirus infections the past few days. Orange County has been added to the state’s Covid-19 watch list.
Governor Newsom is also expected to make an announcement sometime today.
FOR MORE INFORMATION on the LAGUNA BEACH CLOSURE
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