Long Beach Reopens its Beaches

13 May

The City of Long Beach, on Wednesday, May 13, according to a press release issued the day before, reopened all its public beaches for recreational use for swimming, kayaking, walking, running, kitesurfing and other similar activities.

Mayor Robert Garcia said, “The reopening of our beaches signifies a step towards more opportunities to enjoy our open spaces.”

“I know that many in our community have been looking forward to more recreation and I’m urging everyone to continue practicing physical distancing so we can continue moving forward safely.”

The beaches will open daily from sunrise to sunset for individuals or members of the same household.

While restrooms are open and will be disinfected regularly, people must physically distance.

Rosie’s Dog Beach will reopen and the City’s dog parks will reopen as well.
Beachgoers and those visiting the dog beach and dog parks must: stay at least 6 feet from others at all times except for members of the same household; avoid crowded areas; wear face coverings when near people, except one’s household or in solo physically distanced exercise; provide physical distancing of at least 6 feet or more when passing others; continue moving, without lingering, except for brief rests; stay home if sick; wash or sanitize your hands regularly, before and after visiting beaches and parks.

Gatherings of any size are prohibited at all beaches and parks, including, but not limited to, events, athletic competitions, youth camps and recreational programming. Chairs, canopies, coolers, grills, sunbathing or any similar stationary activity on the beach or in parks is prohibited. Playgrounds remain closed.

Parking lots and the pier will remain closed to the public except for residents who have special parking permits.

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