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LA County Closes All Public Beaches

On March 22, a sign alerts parents that a children's play area at Venice Beach has closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19. (Chava Sanchez/ LAist)
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All Los Angeles County public beaches — including bathrooms, piers, promenades, and bike paths — are being closed until at least Apr. 19 to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

Supervisor Janice Hahn announced the order from public health officer Muntu Davis in a written statement just ahead of the county's daily coronavirus task force briefing.

“The crowds we saw at our beaches last weekend were unacceptable. In order to save lives, beaches in LA 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.”

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