Closure of OC Parks Areas to Slow Spread of COVID-19

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ORANGE COUNTY OPERATIONAL AREA

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

PRESS RELEASE # 024

Date: 3-24-2020   Time: 17:51 hours

CLOSURE OF OC PARKS AREAS TO SLOW SPREAD OF COVID-19

 

To minimize the impacts of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on park patrons, OC Parks is implementing closures expected to reinforce social distancing and reduce large public gatherings. These measures are in line with recommendations from federal, state and local health agencies.

Closures effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020 include:

  • Parking lots at all County beaches, regional parks and wilderness parks
  • Parking spaces at all County trailheads
  • Pedestrian access points at Thousand Steps, Table Rock, West, Camel Point, and Treasure Island beaches
  • Restrooms, playgrounds, exercise equipment, and shelters at all County parks and beaches

Passive walk-through pedestrian, cycling and equestrian activity is permitted.

For a list of County beaches and parks and more information, visit ocparks.com.

The following Orange County cities that also have implemented closures:

  • Huntington Beach

City beach parking lots (12:00 am, March 25)

https://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/

  • Laguna Beach

City beaches, trailheads

http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/

  • Newport Beach

City beach parking lots, piers

https://www.newportbeachca.gov/

  • San Clemente   

City beach parking lots, pier

https://www.san-clemente.org/

  • Seal Beach        

City beaches, beach parking lots, pier, parks, biking trails

https://www.sealbeachca.gov/

 

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For general information about COVID-19, please call the OC Health Care Agency’s (HCA) Health Referral Line at (800) 564-8448, visit http://www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus, or follow the HCA on Facebook (@ochealthinfo) and Twitter (@ochealth).

 

For non-medical questions, contact the County of Orange Public Information Hotline at (714) 628-7085.

 

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