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The Fourth of July -- the biggest holiday of the summer in America -- is looming, and officials in Los Angeles County have just announced that they will be closing their beaches from July 3-6.

The announcement comes as California, and L.A. in particular, have seen a spike in cases of COVID-19 in recent days.

"Due to rising #COVID19 cases all @CountyofLA beaches will be closing again temporarily this weekend, July 3rd through 6th. We had almost 3,000 reported cases just today," Supervisor Janice Hahn said in a tweet. "We cannot risk having crowds at the beach this holiday weekend."

Those caught trespassing on the beaches could potentially face a $1,000 fine.

Unfortunately, there is a fun-sized south swell in the forecast for the weekend, meaning not only are the beaches going to be empty, but so is the surf.

This most recent announcement is sure to set off some fireworks. We all remember the intrepid SUPer that braved lifeguard boats to sample a slice of empty Malibu earlier in this ordeal.

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