The confusing welter of restrictions about what can and can’t be done while the coronavirus holds American in its grip is now as clear as Los Angeles smog for residents of Southern California.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday said that all beaches in the county will be closed over the upcoming Fourth of July weekend to put the brakes on a resurgence in coronavirus cases, according to KTTV-TV. The county also announced that fireworks displays will be banned to prevent large crowds from gathering.
“Whether we continue on this recovery journey is debatable,” LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday. “COVID-19 is taking control, and we need to take control back.”
“We were not consulted on the beach closure, and will only assist our beach cities in closing parking lots and traffic enforcement on PCH,” he said, referring to