Supervisor Hahn Says LA County Beaches Will Close Temporarily

Supervisor Hahn Says LA County Beaches Will Close Temporarily

San Pedro, CA — In an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Los Angeles County will immediately close all beaches to the public, says Supervisor Janice Hahn.  An official announcement will be made this afternoon.

“The crowds we saw at our beaches last weekend were unacceptable,” said Supervisor Hahn. “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.”

The public health order signed today by LA County Public Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis, is effective immediately and applies to all LA County beaches, beach bathrooms, piers, promenades, and beach bike paths. In addition it incorporates previously announced closures of public trails. 

Read the health order here.

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  • Heidi Baker
    commented 2020-04-21 11:25:40 -0700
    Thank you Supervisor Hahn for being a voice of reason in this difficult time. You leadership qualities are appreciated. I have started a petition to keep the strand/beaches closed in Manhattan Beach and communicated with many South Bay leaders that concur with you. If you followers agree with me the link to keep the beaches follows below.
    If you support keeping the Manhattan Beach Strand and Beach CLOSED use this link to sign the petition to keep it CLOSED until it is deemed safe to once again open.