Beaches closing in Los Angeles and Florida counties for July 4th weekend due to rise in Covid cases

Eric L. Martin | Chubby Diaries

Counties in South Florida, including Miami-Dade, and Los Angeles County in California will close beaches ahead of the July 4 weekend to try and help curtail the COVID-19 cases that are spiking in these two states.

In Los Angeles County officials reported 2,903 new cases Monday, the highest single-day total since the pandemic began. California officials have also banned fireworks for the holiday weekend.

“Closing the beaches and prohibiting fireworks displays during this important summer holiday weekend was an incredibly difficult decision to make, but it’s the responsible decision to protect public health and protect our residents from a deadly virus,” said Barbara Ferrer, the county health director in a statement.

Florida set a record Friday with 9,585 new cases and has seen several consecutive days of 5,000 plus new cases. Cases in Florida have more than doubled since the rephrase opening with a total coronavirus cases now at 146,341.

“After consulting with our County’s public health experts, I will be signing an emergency order on Saturday to close all beaches in Miami-Dade County starting Friday, July 3, and ending Tuesday, July 7,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said in a statement.

Other Florida counties that will close on July 3rd are Broward County, Palm Beach County, Monroe County, and Collier County

Eric L. Martin Chubby Diaries Travel Analyst. He writes on the latest Travel News and much more.

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