(TargetLiberty.org) – The Los Angeles County public health department announced a series of restrictions Monday, aimed at preventing a spike in coronavirus cases over the 4th of July weekend. The department says Monday, June 29, saw the largest single-day count of new infections since the pandemic began, with over 2,900 reported.
To prevent infections, the county has ordered the closure of all public beaches, piers, bike paths and beach parking lots from July 3-6. They’ve also banned all fireworks displays, in an attempt to prevent crowds gathering. On top of that, CA governor Gavin Newsom has closed bars in seven counties – including Los Angeles – that have seen virus spikes.
As we started reopening more businesses, we cautioned that we may need to change course to protect public health from this deadly virus. I support @CAGovernor’s order to close bars in L.A. County and other counties to limit the spread of COVID-19. https://t.co/Xa2A8mlF3N
— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) June 28, 2020
Unfortunately for Los Angeles County, they decided on the renewed lockdown without bothering to consult the county sheriff’s department. Following the governor’s announcement, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he hadn’t been consulted and wouldn’t be enforcing the beach closure. They’ll monitor parking lots and the Pacific Coast Highway, he said, but they won’t be jailing anyone who insists on going to the beach.
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