Newport Beach Decides to Close Beaches for July 4th Weekend

County of Orange Announces Indoor Dining at Restaurants Closed

Ameera Butt
July 01, 2020 - 4:03 pm

    Newport Beach officials have decided to close the beaches ahead of July 4th weekend.

    On Twitter the city of Newport wrote "Mayor Will O’Neill has called for an emergency Council meeting at 2 p.m. today to discuss closing the beaches in Newport Beach on July 4, after two seasonal lifeguards employed with the city tested positive for COVID-19."

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    According to the City of Newport Beach's website, the Council’s action followed a number of other closures announced Wednesday by the County of Orange and Governor Newsom’s office, including the closures of:

    Indoor and Outdoor Bars

    Indoor Dine-in Restaurants

    Indoor Wineries and Tasting Rooms

    Indoor Family Entertainment Centers

    Indoor Movie Theaters

    Indoor Zoos and Museums

    Indoor Cardrooms 

    On Monday, Newsom ordered the closure of indoor operations at restaurants, wineries, zoos, movie theaters in 19 counties for at least three weeks amid rising cases of COVID-19. Orange County was added by Gov. Newsom to a state watch list. LA County was already on the list which has expanded to a total of 19 counties. All 19 counties have to close down their bars too, according to Newsom's orders Wednesday.​

    LA County decided to close its beaches for the July 4th weekend this week. Ventura County and Laguna Beach have also decided to close their beaches.​

    This week, Gov. Newsom ordered the closure of bars in LA County and other counties.  Meanwhile, Orange County and Riverside counties also decided to close their bars. 

    In LA County, the LA County Public Health Director issued a warning about the coronavirus outbreak.

    Here's what's reopened in LA so far but may have been ordered to close in recent days and weeks.