CA - With warm, sunny weather in the forecast, Pismo Beach planning extra enforcement this weekend KEYT
PISMO BEACH, Calif. -- With warm temperatures expected to continue into the weekend, the City of Pismo Beach is planning to make sure everyone is following the rules on its beaches.
Extra patrols by the police department will take place in an effort to keep people from congregating along the shoreline.
"We will be having our police department have extra patrols and reminding folks about the shelter at home order," said Jorge Garcia, City of Pismo Beach Management Services Director. "We want to be a visible presence. We want to make sure that people know that we're here, and ultimately, it's to keep people safe."
On March 25, Pismo Beach placed strict restrictions on beach usage, to promote current social distancing guidelines.
While the beaches remain open, visitors can only use them for activities such as walking, running, surfing or fishing from the shore.
Beach goers are currently not allowed to stay on beach for any length of time, such as laying on a towel, to picnic, playing games, etc.
"We really don't want people having picnics or gatherings, bringing out their lawn chairs or coolers," said Garcia. "This isn't the time for that. Right now, this is the time to shelter at home and work collaboratively to address this COVID-19 situation."