SACRAMENTO – The city of Newport Beach has received approval from state agencies to begin safely restoring public access to the beaches it operates effective today.
The city submitted a plan to allow safe public access to its beaches that includes measures to protect public health. State agencies have determined the plan is consistent with the Governor’s Stay-At-Home order issued March 19, 2020, and that beach access can be restored in that community. A letter to the city permitting the reopening of its beaches can be found at www.parks.ca.gov/LocalGovernments.
“I want to thank the city of Newport Beach for developing this plan to enable safe beach access that protects against the spread of COVID-19,” California Secretary for Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot said.
Also effective today, state-operated beaches in Orange County will begin reopening with measures in place to protect public health. Information regarding the status of all state beaches and parks can be found at http://www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.
State agencies continue to work with other local governments in Orange County that are developing plans to safely restore access to beaches under their jurisdiction. State agencies will expeditiously review and consider these plans as they are submitted. Approved plans will be announced as they are approved.