Sen. John M. W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s order to close Orange County beaches:
“Governor Newsom just doesn’t seem to get it.
“Orange County residents have been responsible. They’ve followed healthcare officials’ prudent recommendations and respected the science. The County hasn't seen the ‘surge’ in its hospitals, and six weeks into this shelter-in-place order, the beach may be the best medicine.
“We need to trust people. If our citizens exercise proper social distancing, then we should allow access to the beaches. If you’re part of a vulnerable group, shame on you for going to the beach.
“Indeed, we allow shoppers to go to the grocery store with proper social distancing. Why not the beaches?
“Let’s continue to allow the science and facts be our guide. With proper social distancing, the beaches can offer an important relief from the stresses of this pandemic. Let people have access to these facilities.”