Press ReleasePress ReleaseCity of Laguna Beach
John Pietig, City Manager

505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-0704
Fax: (949) 497-0771


Subject :City Monitoring Social Distancing Guidelines – Must be Maintained at Beaches, Trailheads, Parks and Restaurants
Contact :John Pietig    (949) 497-0704

Laguna Beach, CA – The City of Laguna Beach is closely monitoring the number of people enjoying Laguna Beach’s parks, beaches and trails this weekend. We share your concern about slowing the spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus, and urge all residents and visitors to practice social distancing at all times – even outside.

Governor Newsom’s stay at home order permits outdoor activity. So long as you are maintaining a safe social distance of six feet from people who aren’t part of your household, it is ok to go outside for exercise, a walk or fresh air.  Although most people were cooperative on the City’s beaches Saturday, we are monitoring social distancing on beaches and will consider closures if distancing is not maintained.

The City is Taking the Following Actions:

  • Basketball and volleyball courts at Main Beach are closed and all other City basketball and volleyball courts are closed, effective immediately. All City playgrounds are closed.
  • Trails and trailheads will remain open, but will be closely monitored in conjunction with OC Parks.  If social distancing requirements are not met, additional actions including restricting or closing trails and trailheads will be considered.
  • The Police Department is also monitoring businesses today and will enforce the closure of any non-essential businesses that remains open.  The Police Department will also enforce social distancing guidelines at any essential businesses or restaurants allowed to be open.

The situation is fluid and information provided in this statement is subject to change.  Thank you for patience as we all work together to figure out how to live and exist in this new environment.  For more information on COVID-19, please go to