Officials said the parties may have been linked to previous COVID-19 outbreaks.
“For everyone’s health and safety we cannot continue to tolerate the lack of personal responsibility hundreds of people are demonstrating every Sunday at Puu Olai,” said DLNR Chair Suzanne Case.
“Participants in the Sunday gatherings shoulder full responsibility for this closure. It’s too bad their astounding lack of personal responsibility penalizes everyone else who abides by the rules,” she added.
While the closure was described as temporary, officials did not say when the beach would reopen. Anyone caught in the area during the closure will be cited.
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