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Los Angeles County has closed all its parks and beaches for the first time as part of efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus, officials announced Friday. The closure includes the beach bike path, all beaches in the county, parking lots, public buildings and other Department of Beaches and Harbors offices. An Earth Day festival and youth sailing camp were canceled. Beach shuttle services were also suspended. The closures will last through April 19, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Gary Jones, director of the L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors, said during a press conference Friday that the decision came after “thousands of people” crowded beaches and paths last weekend, according to the report.