Los Angeles County seashores will near the general public throughout the Fourth of July weekend to restrict the unfold of COVID-19, however the county sheriff introduced Monday his division will not implement the closure order, in response to a report.
The Los Angeles County Division of Public Well being introduced the order on Monday which is able to shut the seashores for all leisure actions — in addition to prohibit fireworks shows to discourage giant crowds. L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated his division wasn’t consulted on that order and they’re going to solely implement parking heaps and site visitors on the Pacific Coast Freeway (PCH).
“We weren’t consulted on the seashore closure, and can solely help our seashore cities in closing parking heaps and site visitors enforcement on PCH, Villanueva advised Fox 11. “With regard to imposing the seashore closure, we is not going to be imposing it as a result of we’re ‘Care First, Jail Final.'”
Seashores will probably be closed from July three to July 6 at 5 a.m.
The division introduced greater than 2,900 new instances of COVID-19 on Monday, which it stated was “the only largest one-day case depend because the pandemic started.”
The order will embody “all public seashores, piers, public seashore parking heaps, seashore bike paths that traverse that sanded portion of the seashore, and seashore entry factors.”
“Closing the seashores and prohibiting fireworks shows throughout this vital summer time vacation weekend was an extremely troublesome resolution to make, nevertheless it’s the accountable resolution to guard public well being and defend our residents from a lethal virus,” stated Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County director of Public Well being.
Ferrer attributed the rise in coronavirus instances to the probably results of extra folks being out of their houses as sectors of the financial system reopened — together with eating places and buying malls, the station reported.
In the meantime, the Misplaced Hills Sheriff’s Station introduced on Fb Monday that will probably be patrolling the seashores all through the Fourth of July weekend.
“This new order makes it unlawful to trespass at these places and is punishable by regulation to incorporate, however not restricted to, a $1,00zero advantageous,” the division stated.