Bill Melugin of Fox11 News in LA is reporting that his sources in the Governor’s office tell him Gavin Newsom will be sending a memo to police chiefs across the state informing them all state parks and beaches will be closed as of May 1st.
BREAKING: A source has provided me with this bulletin that will be sent out to all California police chiefs notifying them that tomorrow, Governor Newsom will announce the closure of ALL beaches and state parks effective May 1st in response to recent beach crowds in OC . @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/RG53HhmySf
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) April 30, 2020
The memo comes after Newsom raged against Newport Beach sunbathers who flocked to the beach over the weekend as the region experienced its first heatwave of the year.
Newport Beach is in Orange County, which currently has 2,252 confirmed COVID cases and 44 deaths. The population of Orange County is about 3.1 million.
At this point, this all just feels vindictive.