While we are all practicing social distancing, some venues are reopening by the order of city officials with restrictions due to the heat wave coming our way, and for physical activity. Among these places are beaches, golf courses, parks, and even ski resort(s) that are reopening this weekend.
Orange County, Ventura County, and Oxnard Beaches
The reopening is coming with a long list of restrictions:
No Congregating in large groups or gatherings
No plain sitting on the beach
"The intent right now of opening the beaches is to promote physical activity", said said Brick Conners, who is the Port Hueneme City Manager. "That is running, hanging outdoors, using the bike path, walking, walking your dogs, you can go on the beach and go in the water, but at a safe distance and always moving in motion.”
You still need to practice social distancing and wear masks. Bathrooms, playgrounds, and picnic areas will remain closed, and you can only park at the beach for one hour or you will get a ticket. Police will also issue warnings to people caught sitting on the beach.
Parks & National Forests
In the San Bernardino National Forest, trails, trailheads, staging areas that function as trailheads and parking areas at trailheads are open. Hikers should practice social distancing, sticking to wide fire roads instead of single-track trails that are too narrow.
In Los Padres National Forest, trailhead parking and trails are open.
East Hollywood Farmers' Market
Old LA Farmers' Market
Sherman Oaks Farmers' Market
Culver City Farmers' Market
Northridge Farmers' Market
Lincoln Heights Farmers' Market
Adams Vermont Farmers' Market
LNR Warner Center Farmers' Market
Central Avenue Farmers' Market
Westwood Farmers' Market
La Cienega Farmers' Market
City Hall Farmers' Market
Echo Park Farmers' Market
Venice Farmers' Market
Del ReyFarmers' Market
Silver Lake Farmers' Market
NoHo Farmers' Market
West Adams Farmers' Market
Atwater Village Farmers' Market
Hollywood Farmers' Market
Encino Farmers' Market
Mar Vista Farmers' Market
Studio City Farmers' Market
Westchester Farmers' Market
West LA Farmers' Market
Historic Downtown LA Farmers' Market
Brentwood Farmers' Market
Larchmont Farmers' Market
Melrose Place Farmers' Market
Wellington SquareFarmers' Market
Toluca Lake Farmers' Market
Los Feliz Farmers' Market
Motor Ave Farmer's Market
Click here for addresses and schedule of days and hours of operations.
Food trucks that are permitted by the city of Los Angeles are allowed to remain open. To find a food truck click here.
The L.A. Bodega on Wheels is also temporary rolling bodega providing isolation salvation for Angelenos, powered by a collection of local businesses: The Rose Venice, Coolhaus, Future Gin, & VERVET. Featuring an assortment of prepared food, beverages, booze, sweets, produce, and pantry staples, it's their way of adapting to the realities of the new homebound normal in order to bring resources — and hopefully, a little fun — to the L.A. community. They'll also be donating 10% of all proceeds to multiple charities that need help right now.
According to Los Angeles Times, The Mt. Baldy Resort reopened for skiers, saying its new limits would allow for proper social distancing.
You can check the status of reopening of ski resorts here.
Riverside County Golf Courses are allowed to reopen but golfers must cover their faces and no caddies are allowed.
Orange County Golf Courses allow golf courses to reopen with certain recommendations for social distancing and cleanliness, including sanitizing golf carts after each use and staggering tee times for players.
We highly recommend that you follow authorities' recommendations regarding social distancing, and avoid crowded places, and practice stay at home orders to slow down the spread of Covid-19.
The Safer at Home order from Los Angeles County Public Health officials, issued March 21 and updated April 10, prohibits all public and private group events and gatherings through May 15. It also says that individuals and families are not prohibited from “hiking, walking, biking or shopping at essential businesses, so long as they keep their distance from others.
This article is for informational purposes only.