L.A. County has announced three new openings as part of phase two of its Roadmap to Recovery. Beach bike paths are now open, indoor malls can open for curbside service and car parades will be allowed for celebrations of birthdays, graduations and other special events.
Beach Bike Paths and Parking Lots
The opening of bike paths follows the May 13 announcement that County beaches would be available for active recreation, including swimming, surfing, running, walking, skating and biking. Beach bathrooms remain open, and beach parking lots at Dockweiler State Beach, Will Rogers State Beach, Zuma Beach and Surfrider Beach will be open at partial capacity. Santa Monica lots are still closed, as are most public beach lots in coastal communities.
If you’re headed to the beach:
- #BYOM—Bring your own mask. Everyone except those under age 2 needs a face covering while out of the water if there are other people nearby.
- Practice physical distancing. Stay at least six feet away from other people who are not in your household. Avoid crowded areas or crowding around others at the beach.
- Don’t gather. Gatherings of any size – including athletic competitions, camps and recreational programming – are not allowed on the beaches.
- Pack light. Chairs, umbrellas, canopies, coolers and grills are not allowed.
- Keep to the sand. Piers, volleyball courts and boardwalks are closed except to customers accessing retailers curbside and doorside, and essential businesses along the boardwalk.
- Bring your own snacks. Concessions are closed and food vending is not allowed.
Indoor Shopping Malls
The county is also opening indoor shopping malls for curbside service. Retail staff and customers must practice social distancing and wear face coverings, and businesses must be in compliance with the conditions laid out in this Checklist for Retail Establishments Opening for Curbside Pickup. Shopping malls are being asked to create clearly marked curbside or outside pickup points that maintain physical distance, and have customers pick up goods there. Retailers located within a mall may take orders and deliver goods to the public outside of the mall from these marked locations.
Car parades are now allowed for safe celebration of graduations, birthdays and other special occasions. Car parades cannot include bicycles, motorcycles, convertible with open tops or vehicles without doors, such as golf carts. If a vehicle’s windows are open, the occupants of the vehicle must wear face coverings.
Any organization coordinating a large-scale parade must have a designated organizational host who is responsible for ensuring compliance with the rules for the parade and adherence to the State’s Stay At Home Order . Only those personnel of the organization necessary to facilitate the parade and to ensure compliance can be present at the location designated by the host.
The organization must:
- At its own cost, provide security to ensure compliance with safer-at-home guidelines and address traffic and safety issues.
- Develop a parade plan that deals with safer-at-home guidelines, traffic and safety issues, parade participants and social distancing requirements.
- Ensure participants and personnel adhere to the face covering and physical distancing requirements.
- The host may provide a significant document – such as a diploma – to one vehicle parade participant at a time, while adhering to face covering and social distancing requirements.
The parade must:
- Take place in an outside location large enough to accommodate the social distancing requirements.
- Proceed by the host’s invitation only, with the parade limit of vehicles tied to the capacity of the location.
- Not allow sales or exchanges of any items or food.