Concerns over crowds heading to San Diego beaches amid the virus spreading

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Posted at 5:31 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 20:38:03-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The July Fourth holiday weekend is expected to bring large crowds to San Diego's beaches.

Los Angeles beaches will be closed this weekend, and that has some concerned that even more people will flock to San Diego's beaches.

Debra Moore lives in Encinitas. She'd like the beaches closed indefinitely.

"I think they opened way too soon, and we all saw this coming. They told us it was going to come, and I'm sorry so many more people had to get sick," said Moore.

She said young people in her neighborhood aren't taking the pandemic seriously.

"Nobody is wearing a mask, nobody is social distancing. People are walking around my neighborhood all the time, or on the beach, just like it's normal, and nothing is normal anymore," said Moore.

Del Mar Councilman Dave Druker also has concerns.

"People are very worried about lifeguards being overwhelmed and the whole city being overwhelmed with visitors, cause there's nowhere else to go," said councilman Druker.

Tuesday, San Diego county supervisor Nathan Fletcher said it's up to officials in coastal communities to decide whether beaches should close this weekend.

Fletcher also said all of the coronavirus outbreaks have been linked to indoor settings. He said he doesn't think closing beaches is necessary right now.