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Gov. Newsom adds Newport Beach to list of beaches being opened

Virus Outbreak California Beaches
Posted at 3:22 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 15:38:14-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On Wednesday during his weekly coronavirus update briefing, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Newport Beach was approved to re-open after discussions with local authorities.

On Tuesday, the governor announced the approval to reopen three beaches in Orange County as the state enters the second phase of slowly opening the economy and allowing small businesses to open by Friday, with certain restrictions and new regulations. Huntington Beach, Dana Point and Seal Beach are the three additional beaches to reopen following San Clemente Beach and Laguna Beach.

The beaches will operate under new regulations and modifications in place to keep the public safe by limiting the size of groups and what kinds of activities are allowed.

All of this follows the protests last week for Gov. Newsom to open the beaches after hundreds of people flocked to the beaches to escape the heat wave.

The protest brought thousands to the streets of Huntington Beach.