Rep. Rouda Statement on Reopening of Newport Beach Beaches
Laguna Beach, CA – Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48) issued the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom's decision to reopen Newport Beach beaches:
"With today's approval of Newport Beach's plan, local residents can access almost every beach in coastal Orange County," said Rouda. "City-specific requirements include active-movement, limited hours, and designated entry and exit points to regulate traffic. These common-sense regulations are part of a multi-phase approach that protects Orange County families' physical and mental health."
"I hope County officials will quickly submit a reopening plan that follows city blueprints to ensure all beaches are available to Orange County residents. Our beaches are more than tourist attractions — they are crucial recreational spaces that everyone should be able to access in a safe and socially-distanced manner."
"It is clear that our fight against the coronavirus is not yet won. As we transition to a 'new normal,' I will continue working with local leaders and the Governor’s office to find common-sense solutions that protect the health and liberties of Orange County families.”