All public beaches in Los Angeles County are being closed in an effort to thwart the spread of coronavirus, County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced.
“We want you to enjoy outdoor spaces, but keep six feet apart,” Supervisor Kathryn Barger said in a news conference Friday.
Just last weekend, the shores were packed with beachgoers.
“The crowds we saw at our beaches last weekend were unacceptable,” Hahn said. “In order to save lives, beaches in L.A. County will be temporarily closed. I understand that this is a huge sacrifice for everyone who enjoys going to our beaches. But we cannot risk another sunny weekend with crowds at the beach spreading this virus. This closure is temporary and we can always reopen these beaches when it is safe to do so.”