Entertainment Los Angeles County to Close Beaches, Prohibit Fireworks Over Fourth of July Weekend

04:40  30 june  2020
04:40  30 june  2020 Source:   thewrap.com

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Popular beaches in South Florida are closing to the public over the Fourth of July weekend as coronavirus concerns grow. “The Miami-Dade County Police Department will continue to be out in force this weekend to close establishments that are flaunting the social distancing and masks rules

Beaches in much of south Florida will close for the Fourth of July weekend , with the Florida Keys the latest to announce a planned closure , as the state deals with a massive coronavirus spike that has hit southern parts especially hard.

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Los Angeles County will be closing its beaches again July 3-July 6 and prohibiting fireworks displays in light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

"Closing the beaches and prohibiting fireworks displays during this important summer holiday weekend was an incredibly difficult decision to make, but it's the responsible decision to protect public health and protect our residents from a deadly virus. The Fourth of July holiday weekend typically means large crowds and gatherings to celebrate, a recipe for increased transmission of COVID-19," Barbara Ferrer, the county's director of public health, said on Monday. "We all need to take this virus more seriously and residents and business owners must do their part. Physical distancing isn't optional, wearing a face covering isn't optional, spending time only with those you live with isn't optional — these are requirements in the Health Officer Order and are the tools we have to protect each other, our families and those most vulnerable in our communities."

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Beaches in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, popular with residents and tourists, will be closed Fourth of July weekend as officials keep a cautious eye on the rapidly rising number Hollywood, Los Angeles 64°. Beaches in Broward County will be closed from July 3 through July 5, according to the tweet.

The closures begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and end at 5 a.m. on the following Monday. Beach piers, parking lots and bike paths will also be closed. Long Beach, which has a separate public health department, is not affected by these orders.

The county opened with limitations on May 13, allowing only for "ocean activities" and "exercise." As of June 12, restrictions had lowered to allow sitting on the sand, picnicking and fishing.

Earlier on Monday, Ferrer reported a total of 2,903 new cases and 22 new deaths on Monday, making for a total of 100,772 cases and 3,326 deaths. She urged residents to stay at home and abide by physical distancing guidelines, and she "strongly" discouraged people from attending gatherings with friends over the holiday weekend.

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Celebrate this beautiful country with 4 th of July events in Los Angeles like fireworks shows, parades, apple pie options and even more patriotic things to do. Cap off Independence Day with fireworks shows all over the Los Angeles region. Take advantage of the long weekend . Things to do.

Miami-Dade County announced its beaches would close from July 3 through July 7. In Miami-Dade County , over 33,000 coronavirus cases have been reported, with more than 950 Broward County joined Miami-Dade in closing beaches for the Fourth of July weekend , the Sun-Sentinel reported

Los Angeles remains the county with the most cases and hospitalizations in all of California.

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