Access to California's state beaches will be restricted for the upcoming holiday weekend, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in a news conference today. The beaches themselves will not be closed, but rather parking lots and facilities will be.
This applies to state beaches from Northern California to Southern California, Newsom said.
Closures have already been announced at county beaches in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura.
The measure is part of wider restrictions announced today by Newsom in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the state.
Cases in California continue to skyrocket, reaching 9,740 in a single day —by far the highest recorded in the state since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data from the California Public Health Department.