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Beaches, piers and bike paths will be closed in LA County for the July 4th weekend

GIRLS PLAY IN THE SURF AT THE BEACH, SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA
Posted at 4:52 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 20:40:49-04

LOS ANGELES — Beaches, piers, and bike paths will be closed in Los Angeles County for the July 4th weekend, officials said Monday. The County Board of Supervisors decided to close beaches, piers, beach bike paths, and beach access points from Friday, July 3rd through Monday, July 6th.

The decision was disclosed by the Lost Hills Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which is responsible for patrolling beaches in the Malibu area.

The decision comes as California sees a surge in coronavirus cases, believed to be linked to the reopening of businesses and recreational activities in recent weeks. A number of counties across California, including Los Angeles, are on a state monitoring list as cases surge.

The sheriff's station said violating the closure amounts to trespassing, punishable by fines up to one $1,000.