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Orange County Supe Doug Chaffee Responds To State Mandate To Close All OC Beaches




People gather at the beach in front of the pier on April 30, 2020 in Huntington Beach, California.
People gather at the beach in front of the pier on April 30, 2020 in Huntington Beach, California.
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California Governor Gavin Newsom announced in his daily coronavirus update he was closing Orange County's beaches. He also said this was the third day in a row that the number of coronavirus deaths has increased. Read highlights below or watch his press conference above.

While many weekend beachgoers practiced social distancing, some beaches had problems, Newsom said. The governor announced that the state would be closing state and local beaches in Orange County, a less drastic measure than earlier reports, based on a memo to the state's police chiefs, that said Newsom was considering closing all California beaches.

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Sharon McNary, KPCC correspondent; she tweets @KPCCSharon

Doug Chaffee, Orange County Supervisor representing the Fourth District, which includes the cities of Brea, Fullerton, most of Anaheim and unincorporated communities