On March 24, 2020, the Orange County Operational Area Emergency Operations Center released the following Press Release (#024):
ORANGE COUNTY OPERATIONAL AREA
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE # 024
Date: 3-24-2020 Time: 17:51 hours
CLOSURE OF OC PARKS AREAS TO SLOW SPREAD OF COVID-19
To minimize the impacts of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on park patrons, OC Parks is implementing closures expected to reinforce social distancing and reduce large public gatherings. These measures are in line with recommendations from federal, state and local health agencies.
Closures effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020 include:
Parking lots at all County beaches, regional parks and wilderness parks
Parking spaces at all County trailheads
Pedestrian access points at Thousand Steps, Table Rock, West, Camel Point, and Treasure
Restrooms, playgrounds, exercise equipment, and shelters at all County parks and beaches
Passive walk-through pedestrian, cycling and equestrian activity is permitted.
For a list of County beaches and parks and more information, visit ocparks.com.
The following Orange County cities that also have implemented closures:
City beach parking lots (12:00 am, March 25)
City beaches, trailheads
City beach parking lots, piers
City beach parking lots, pier
City beaches, beach parking lots, pier, parks, biking trails
For general information about COVID-19, please call the OC Health Care Agency’s (HCA) Health Referral Line at (800) 564-8448, visit http://www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus, or follow the HCA on Facebook (@ochealthinfo) and Twitter (@ochealth).
For non-medical questions, contact the County of Orange Public Information Hotline at (714) 628-7085.