Is the coronavirus making a comeback? Some cities fear that it is.
On Tuesday, the City of Anaheim announced that a mandatory mask policy would be in place effective immediately. All persons in the city are required to wear a face covering when in public in the city.
The decision comes as Anaheim’s case and death count continues to mount. According to the Orange County Health Care Agency, Anaheim has had 2,591 cases of coronavirus and 85 deaths. That’s the second-highest count in the county for COVID-19 infections and fatalities.
In Laguna Beach, the city has announced it will close its beaches on July 4 in an effort to curb the spread of the pandemic. City officials are concerned that the popular holiday falling on a weekend could lead to crowding, which is contrary to the recommended medical advice to practice social distancing.
Huntington Beach, however, will go in a different direction. The city’s beaches will be open all weekend, but be patrolled by police and marine safety personnel to “encourage and enforce social distancing,” according to an announcement made Tuesday.
Additional signage and announcements from the pier will be made to underline the rules.
The beaches will close at 10 p.m. and the pier at midnight, with the annual professional fireworks show cancelled because of state orders against large gatherings.
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