Gov. Gavin Newsom bashed weekend beach-going as “what not to do” in an address Monday, criticizing photos from across the state showing Californians flocking to the coast on Saturday and Sunday.
In Newport Beach and elsewhere, Newsom said, people crowded beaches and parks — risking the state’s slow progress in stemming the spread of COVID-19 and jeopardizing future easing of the current shelter-in-place order.
In the Bay Area, Ocean Beach and Alameda Beach, as well as the East Bay Regional Parks District, reported a rash of visitors on sunny Saturday. Although he specifically referenced Southern California, Newsom said that there was “movement all across the state.”