COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center
LOS ANGELES COUNTY UPDATE
Los Angeles County Joint Information Center – COVID-19
RECOVERY BEGINS: SOME NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES TO RE-OPEN MAY 8, ADDITIONAL COOLING CENTERS OPEN & INCIDENT REPORT
The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today’s update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:
Non-essential businesses: only for curbside pick-up with adherence to distancing and infection control protocols. This includes:
- Clothing stores
- Music stores
- Sporting goods stores
- Toy stores
Car dealership showrooms (open for sales with adherence to distancing and infection control protocols)
Outdoor parks and recreational facilities: will open provided all activities adhere to distancing and infection control protocols. This includes:
- Golf courses, not including pro-shops or dine-in restaurants
The reopening process for certain business sectors will occur in stages and require physical distancing and infection control practices. Health Officer Orders and directives will still continue to ensure that we slow the spread of COVID-19 to prevent an overwhelming surge of COVID-19 cases at healthcare facilities. Physical distancing, wearing cloth face coverings, frequent hand washing, self-isolation and self-quarantine will continue to be very important throughout the foreseeable future. We remind all LA County residents to continue to do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
For more information on today’s Roadmap to Recovery presentation, click here.
For up-to-date information on the various stages of re-opening LA County, visit our COVID-19 website at covid19.lacounty.gov/recovery.
Emergency Cooling Centers: New Locations Open
Two additional sites have been added to this week’s list of emergency cooling centers opening for vulnerable county residents. Those seeking relief from today and tomorrow’s hot weather are asked to stay safe healthy by visiting the nearest emergency cooling center.
- Emergency cooling centers are for people who urgently need relief from the heat – and are free!
- All visitors should bring with them and wear a face covering at all times.
Centers are open today and tomorrow, May 7 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
Emergency Cooling Center Locations:
- Allen J Martin Park (14830 East Giordano St., La Puente) * NEW *
- Buena Vista Branch Library (300 North Buena Vista St., Burbank)
- El Cariso Community Regional Park (13100 Hubbard St., Sylmar)
- Jackie Robinson Park (8773 East Avenue R, Sun Village)
- Loma Alta Park (3330 Lincoln Ave., Altadena)
- Mary M. Bethune Park (1244 East 61st St., Los Angeles)
- Ruben F. Salazar Park (3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles)
- San Angelo Park (245 South San Angelo Ave., La Puente) * NEW *
- South Whittier Library (11543 Colima Rd., Whittier)
- Valleydale Park (5525 North Lake Ellen Ave., Azusa)
To obtain assistance over the phone with locating the nearest Emergency Cooling Center, dial 2-1-1. Multilingual staff is ready to assist.
For tips on how to stay safe during this week’s heat wave read yesterday’s press release (link opens in new tab).
An updated map of Emergency Cooling Centers can be found here (link opens in new tab).
Our daily report is a high level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center’s response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to view.
COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide
View our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do’s and Don’ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit – with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below.
Access our Social Media Toolkit, here.
The first phase of reopening LA County begins this Friday, May 8. This will include some low-risk retailers (curbside pickup only), car dealerships, golf courses & trails, in line with @CAgovernor.
Learn more: covid19.lacounty.gov/recovery
The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit:
- County of Los Angeles: covid19.lacounty.gov (link opens in new tab)
- County of Los Angeles Public Health: publichealth.lacounty.gov (link opens in new tab)
- California Department of Public Health: cdph.ca.gov (link opens in new tab)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov (link opens in new tab)
Los Angeles County residents can also call 2-1-1