Today, the Orange County Board of Supervisors, in order to maintain consistency with coastal cities, directed staff to close parking lots at County beaches and parks, while ensuring access for restaurants and beachfront businesses. The OC Parks Service confirmed that they were planning on having the parking lots closed by daylight on the morning of Wednesday, March 25th. The direction was provided during an update on COVID-19 at the Board of Supervisors meeting.
“We want our residents to go out and enjoy the fresh air, and therefore our county beaches and parks will not be closed,” said Chairwoman Michelle Steel. “In order to limit the number of crowds gathering at beaches and public parks in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the county has directed the closure of all parking lots for beaches and parks. This action will act as a deterrent against large groups congregating. While enjoying ourselves at our beaches and parks we should also remember to be practicing social distancing in order to reduce the risk of exposure to this virus,” added Chairwoman Steel.
This article was released by the Office of Supervisor Michelle Steel.