The surge in coronavirus cases is prompting some major beach closures on the South Coast for the Fourth of July weekend. Ventura County is closing its beaches.
Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin tells KCLU News parking areas and beaches will be closed.
He says he’s concerned people will try to take part in big gatherings which could spread coronavirus. And, with Los Angeles County closing its beaches for the weekend, there’s concern that people would try to come to Ventura County, packing its beaches as well as streets in coastal communities.
Santa Barbara County officials told KCLU News Tuesday afternoon, there are no plans to close its beaches.
Governor Gavin Newsom says more reopening rollbacks are coming in the wake of the surge in coronavirus cases in California, and the holiday weekend coming. The governor says he’ll detail the plans Wednesday.