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Cities say to “keep your distance”

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE – at least six feet of it – at the beaches, parks, downtown and more.

Keep your distance.

The governor’s executive order requiring that people stay at home except using or working in “essential services” and to practice “social distancing” by staying at least six feet apart is getting attention from local law enforcement agencies.

In Huntington Beach, the police department has “instituted enhanced patrols” in the downtown area, beaches and parks to emphasize the importance of social distancing to curb the spread of the coronavirus, according to Eric McCoy, a public information officer for the city.

They’ll also be stepping up “educational efforts for those retail stores that are currently operating in violation” of the governor’s order.

At the beach, Marine Safety officers and lifeguards will be reminding people about social distancing and the city will be placing signs at the beach and other public spaces in support of that goal.

In Garden Grove, a Twitter post  from the GGPD stated that the police department is not enforcing the “stay at home order” and refutes rumors than the order is a “lockdown,” constitutes a “curfew” or that there is martial law in California.

However, the GGPD is engaged in “high visibility” patrolling “in our attempt to provide a safe and secure environment for our residents and the business community,” according to a message to the public from Police Chief Tom DaRe.

OC coronavirus cases up to 95

The number of coronavirus cases in Orange County has risen to 95, as of Sunday (today).

The Orange County Health Care agency reported that the count has increased from 78 on Saturday.  Only one case has been reported for people under 18, but there are 55 in the 18-49 age group, 24 in the 50-64 age group and 15 for 65 and over.

There have been no fatalities.

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