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What to Expect this 4th of July in Hermosa Beach

Post Date:07/02/2020 9:00 AM

The 4th of July will look very different this year in Southern California and we are counting on you to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If you are planning to visit Hermosa Beach this holiday weekend, there are a few things you should know to stay healthy and stay safe this 4th of July. 

The Beach, Strand, and Pier will be Closed 7/3 through 7/5

The L.A. County Department of Public Health has directed the temporary closure of all LA County Beaches, including the Beach, Strand and Pier in Hermosa Beach for the 4th of July weekend to reduce the risk of crowds and gatherings that have the potential to spread COVID-19. This closure will be in effect from Friday July 3 through Sunday July 5, with the beach re-opening on Monday July 6 at 6 a.m. The order also includes the cancellation of all fireworks shows and events within L.A. County until further notice.

Many Businesses Are Open

While the beach is closed, many Hermosa Beach businesses, including retail and restaurants (outdoor dining), remain open with additional safety protocols in place and could use your support this weekend. Find out who's open and how to shop and dine local or order takeout this weekend in Hermosa Beach with a business directory from Hermosa One

Help keep our businesses and employees safe. If you are planning to dine out, reservations are strongly encouraged to avoid overcrowding and face coverings are required as you enter and exit and in common areas. 

Public Safety Reminders for the Holiday Weekend

No Firework Signs

The Hermosa Beach Police Department will provide enhanced police staffing Friday July 3, through Sunday July 5 and is committed to ensuring your safety and security during the Independence Day holiday. Our team will be assigned throughout the City to focus on quality of life and nuisance issues associated with people celebrating the holiday weekend in Hermosa Beach.

To help ensure the safety of all, we wanted to offer a few reminders to you:

  • All fireworks – including “safe and sane” fireworks – are illegal in Hermosa Beach, and their use is also subject to fines and confiscation. Please only call our non-emergency dispatch if you can provide the exact location and description of individuals lighting the fireworks.
  • Alcohol related offenses including public intoxication, driving under the influence, underage drinking and drinking on the beach will be strictly enforced.
  • Restaurants are required to close and alcohol sales end at 11 PM each night. Pier Plaza will close at midnight each evening.
  • The City’s “Social Host Ordinance” holds parents or the responsible party accountable at a residence that hosts a party where underage drinking occurs.
  • If police receive complaints about noise or other problems that result in more than one response to a property, the property owner may be charged for the cost of the response and successive police/emergency responses to the same address.

COVID-19 Precautions Needed, Avoid Gatherings

Fourth of July celebrations will look different this year in light of the ongoing public health emergency. We all have a role to play in reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 by:

  • Avoiding gatherings, parties, and organized activities with anyone outside of your household in public and private settings.
  • Maintaining at least six feet of physical distance from those outside of your household.
  • Wearing a face covering when physical distance cannot be maintained at all times. 
  • Avoiding spaces or businesses that are overcrowded or at capacity.
  • Washing hands frequently and avoiding touching your face.

Thank You for Helping Us Ensure a Safe Fourth of July

The City of Hermosa Beach will be providing important safety tips and reminders throughout the Fourth of July Holiday week through our social media channels. In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1, all other public safety calls to the City should be directed to our non-emergency dispatch line: 310-524-2750. To stay informed, please sign up for Hermosa Beach eNotifications, public safety alerts or follow the City on our social media channels.

We appreciate you taking the time to review the safety information provided in this letter and thank you in advance for your support in helping us make this a safe Fourth of July in Hermosa Beach.

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