Los Angeles County Closes Beaches & Trails Due to COVID-19 Thru April 19 2020

Santa Monica Pier Courtesy of Facebook.com:TheSantaMonicaPier
Santa Monica Pier Courtesy of Facebook.com:TheSantaMonicaPier

Los Angeles County Closes Beaches/Pier/ Bike Paths/ Trails Due to COVID-19 Thru April 19 2020.

LA County Public Health Officer closes Beaches/Bike Paths/Trails Due to CoronaVirus (COVID-19) thru April 19 2020.

The County of Los Angeles and its Department of Public Health observed an unusually high volume of beach and trail users on March 21 2020 and March 22 2020, which seriously impeded the beach and trail users’ practice of safe and necessary social distancing measures
(avoiding crowds and maintaining distance of 6 feet from others who are not household members or close contacts).
This heavy amount of beach and trail use by numerous groups of people does not allow for safe social distancing, and therefore seriously impedes community efforts to stem the local transmission of COVID-19.

Recreational Closures were announced during the LA County Facebook Live Press Conference on Friday March 27 2020.

Officials provided an update on COVID-19 cases in LA County during the Facebook Live Press Conference and stressed the importance of staying home and practicing social distancing when out for essentials.

Los Angeles County Safer At Home Order For Control of COVID-19 Temporary Closure of Public Trails and Trailheads, Beaches, Piers, Beach Bike Paths and Beach Access Points Order is Online

The County of Los Angeles Public Health Jurisdiction is defined as all unincorporated areas and cities within the County of Los Angeles, with the exception of the cities of Long Beach and Pasadena.

Persons may continue to use currently open and publicly available park space, not prohibited by this Order, for passive recreational activities, while practicing social distancing.

Additional Resources

LA County COVID-19 Information Page is Online

California Stay At Home Order Issued on Thursday March 19 2020 is Online

California Department of Public Health (COVID-19) Information is Online

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (COVID-19) Information is Online

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