UPDATE ON CLOSURES AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION RESPONSE TO COVID-19
For the most recent updates, please visit https://parks.lacounty.gov/covid-19.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced that all County buildings and facilities will be closed to the public, effective Monday, March 16 through March 31, in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) is providing an update on closures, programming, events, and facility usage.
Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with guidance from County and State officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19, LA County Parks is implementing following changes effective as of March 16 through March 31, 2020:
- All LA County Parks buildings and indoor facilities will be closed to the public. This includes indoor facilities such as restrooms, senior and community centers, gymnasiums, aquatics centers, computer labs, multi-purpose instructional rooms, and classrooms at LA County Parks locations.
- All events and rentals at LA County Parks locations will be canceled.
- Parks locations will remain open as outdoor-only facilities during regular hours of dawn to dusk. This includes local parks, regional parks, trails, lakes, and botanic gardens. Limited outdoor restrooms will be available.
- Free snack programs will continue outdoors at LA County Parks locations where it is currently offered. Social distancing will be implemented during distribution.
- The senior lunch program is temporarily suspended. LA County Parks is working with the Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) to establish alternatives, like packaged and frozen meal distribution at many locations. For locations, please visit the WDACS website at https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/covid-19.
- All programming at LA County Parks facilities remains temporarily suspended. This includes all recreational activities, senior programs, indoor and outdoor sports leagues, aquatics classes, instructional courses, and group sessions.
- New reservations of facilities at LA County Parks locations remain suspended.
We hope these extraordinary efforts will help with the County and global effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. We know that you rely on our programs as consistent and crucial resources. We appreciate your support and understanding as we adapt to this fluid situation.
At LA County Parks, we believe that the health and safety of our program participants, park guests, team members, and community are the top priority. We are working closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) to ensure that our Parks community receives credible information and guidance during this challenging time.
We encourage you to visit the Public Health website for information and guidance, available in multiple languages, on COVID-19: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus.
We also strongly encourage you to take everyday actions to prevent the spread of germs.
- Stay home when sick. Stay home for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Limit close contact with people who are sick.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact (626) 588-5364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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