4 Los Angeles County beaches remain under high bacteria warning
(KABC) — Four California beaches remained under high bacterial advisories during the Memorial Day weekend, with another four beaches still being monitored for possible contamination by bacteria.
The beaches were:
The bacteria advisory is issued when officials say that the bacteria is present at levels that pose a potential health risk for swimmers in the area.
The most recent advisory declared a Level 2 bacteria alert for the area of Mulholland Beach near the Pacific Coast Highway, and a Level 4 bacteria warning is in effect for the beach along the Pacific Coast Highway. The county has not yet issued the first Level 4 bacteria advisory for any county beach.
Swimmers are asked to immediately change their swimming attire, and children 12 and younger are not allowed to swim at any beach along the west or east side of the city where bacteria levels are at Levels 2 or higher.
The county has been monitoring beaches since late May through June, when a statewide advisory was issued for the county’s beaches.
On Tuesday, the county issued a Level 2 bacteria alert for all of Corona del Mar State Beach. All of the beaches in Los Angeles County have remained under a statewide advisory.
“Please remember to leave your swimming gear and any children 12 or younger at home. Please don’t swim in the ocean if you have any illness or chronic health problems,” according to an advisory posted July 3 on the county’s website, county.net/swimming.
If you encounter a severe case of illness or chronic health problem, go to the emergency room at any medical facility in the county.
When a Level 2 bacteria alert is posted, the county recommends calling 9-1-1 and immediately going to an emergency room or urgent care center for evaluation.
The other four beaches continue to be monitored, and the county is monitoring the bacteria levels on those beaches.
“The County Department of Health services is continuing to monitor levels on all beaches that have not declared an alert,” according to a Monday county news release. “These beaches are currently at Levels 3, 4, and 5, and are still under advisories.”
The county’s beaches are monitored twice daily, and the bacteria levels are continuously