On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health (DPH) issued a revised “Safer at Home” order. The new order is in effect Friday, May 15 and will be reviewed and further revised based on the progress of reducing the spread of COVID-19. This step is intended to move the County into Stage 2 of its Roadmap to Recovery: A Phased Approach to Reopening Safely in Los Angeles County (copy available on this website).

Some of the new additions to the order include the following:

Recreational Activities

  • The order allows people to enjoy the following amenities (with appropriate restrictions and social (physical) distancing protocols required):
    • Beaches (only active use)
  • Tennis/Pickleball Courts (click here to a view a video on safe tennis play)
  • Archery and Shooting Ranges
  • Equestrian Centers
  • Community Gardens
  • BMX Bike Areas
  • Model Airplane Areas

Minimum Basic Operations

  • Operators of businesses that are required to cease in-person operations may occupy those businesses for purposes of “Minimum Basic Operations” (maintaining and protecting the value of the business’s inventory and facilities; ensuring security, safety, sanitation; processing payroll and employee benefits; and facilitating telework capabilities).

To view the official Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) Health Order, click here.

USE OF FACE COVERINGS:  Please note that the County has not issued a requirement for the use of face coverings while engaging in exercise outdoors, solo walking, solo jogging, solo biking, etc.  However, exercisers should keep a face covering with them when engaged in these activities in the event that they should come into contact with others. Face coverings ARE required when interacting with others, visiting essential or newly re-opened businesses, entering outdoor recreational facilities, such as trailheads and parking lots (but not during play or trail use), etc.

A special e-mail address has been established to respond to concerns or questions from the community regarding the City’s response to the current crisis.  Please feel free to e-mail us at covidresponse@lcf.ca.gov and the City will respond to you.