COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center
LOS ANGELES COUNTY UPDATE
Los Angeles County Joint Information Center – COVID-19
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FREE SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAMS BEGIN TOMORROW AT COUNTY LIBRARIES & PARKS, BEACH UPDATES, AND 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:
Starting Tomorrow: Free Summer Lunch Programs at County Libraries & Parks
As we approach the beginning of Summer, LA County continues to find unique ways to provide for our communities during the COVID-19 health emergency. To meet the growing needs of families this Summer, starting tomorrow, LA County Library and the Department of Parks & Recreation will begin offering free, summer lunch programs for teens and children (ages 18 and under).
Each program (Lunch at the Library & 2020 Summer Lunch and Snack programs) will run from June 16 through August 7th, and will offer grab-and-go, no-contact pickup to allow for physical distancing. Meals include vegetables, fruits, seeds, and healthy dairy products like milk, string cheese, and yogurt.
Below you’ll find details on where and when to access either program.
Lunch at the Library Program
DATES: Tuesdays thru Fridays, from June 16 to August 7 (excluding July 3)
TIME: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
LOCATIONS: 24 County Library locations, including: A C Bilbrew, Angelo M. Iacoboni, Baldwin Park, Carson, Compton, El Camino Real, El Monte, Hawthorne, Huntington Park, La Puente, Lake Los Angeles, Lancaster, Lawndale, Leland R. Weaver, Lennox, Los Nietos, Lynwood, Paramount, Quartz Hill, Rowland Heights, San Fernando, San Gabriel, South Whittier, and West Covina
2020 Summer Lunch and Snack Program
TIME: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATIONS: 49 County Parks locations, including: Adventure Park, Alondra Park, Amigo Park, Athens Park, Belvedere Park, Bethune Park, Bodger Park, Campanella Park, Carolyn Rosas Park, Carver Park, Charles White Park, Charter Oak Park, City Terrace Park, Dalton Park, Del Aire Park, East Rancho Dominguez Park, El Cariso Park, Enterprise Park, Everett Martin Park, Farnsworth Park, Helen Keller Park, Jackie Robinson Park, Jesse Owens Park, Lennox Park, Loma Alta Park, Manzanita Park, Martin Park, Mayberry Park, Mona Park, Obregon Park, Pamela Park, Pathfinder Park, Pearblossom Park, Rimgrove Park, Roosevelt Park, Rowland Heights Park, Salazar Park, San Angelo Park, Saybrook Park, Sorensen Park, Steinmetz Park, Stephen Sorensen Park, Sunshine Park, Ted Watkins Park, Valleydale Park, Victoria Park, Vista San Gabriel Elementary, and Washington Park
Lunch at the Library & 2020 Summer Lunch and Snack programs are supported by a grant from the California State Library. For more information, read this press release (link opens in new tab).
ICYMI: Certain Beach Restrictions Have Been Lifted
In case you missed it – LA County’s Health Officer has lifted a number of Beach restrictions. If you’re heading to the beach, LA County wants you to know:
- Beaches are open for recreational and leisure use by individuals and households.
- Beachgoers must wear a face covering when they are on the sand & around others, as well as maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance between themselves & individuals outside their household.
- Chairs, canopies and coolers are allowed.
- Parking lots are opened at limited capacity to avoid beach overcrowding.
- Boardwalks and piers are open.
And because these changes may still leave you with questions, below you’ll find highlights from LA County’s Department of Beaches & Harbors most recent Beach Rules FAQ (link opens in new tab):
Do I really have to wear a face covering? Face coverings are only required when you are not in the water and around other people. If you’re not in the water and the beach is empty, you do not have to wear a face covering. Please keep a face covering with you that you can put on in case you find yourself near others.
Why are the beach volleyball nets gone? Can I use my own net? As part of the County’s actions to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Department removed all volleyball nets from the beaches it manages in March. While volleyball is considered active recreation, it is also a group sport. Both the Los Angeles County Health Officer’s Order and the State of California Health Order prohibit group sports at this time. Rest assured, when the restrictions are lifted, the Department of Beaches and Harbors will put the nets back. Because beach volleyball as a sport is currently banned, using private nets or setting up your own court on a public beach are violations of the Health Officer’s Order.
Are parking lots open? Some beach parking lots are open at a limited capacity to discourage illegal and dangerous parking on neighborhood streets. Open parking lots include those at White Point/Royal Palms beaches, Torrance Beach, Dockweiler State Beach, Will Rogers State Beach (Temescal Canyon Road), Malibu Surfrider Beach, Point Dume Beach and Zuma Beach. Other parking lots may remain closed as part of the effort to discourage crowds at the beaches. Check beach parking lot status in: 1) Hermosa Beach (link opens in new tab) and/or 2) LA County (link opens in new tab).
Which access ways maintained by the Department of Beaches and Harbors in Malibu are open? The following accessways maintained by the Department of Beaches and Harbors are open to the public: 24314 Malibu Road, 24436 Malibu Road, 24604 Malibu Road, 24712 Malibu Road, 25118 Malibu Road, 31340 Broad Beach Road, and 31142 Broad Beach Road.
Other access ways remain closed due to staffing constraints. Department of Beaches and Harbors crews who previously opened and maintained the beach access ways in Malibu were redeployed to clean and sanitize restrooms. As part of the framework to reopen beaches, beach restrooms must be open, as well as cleaned and sanitized more often and to a higher standard. PLEASE NOTE: the Department of Beaches and Harbors does not maintain all beach access ways in Malibu. Some are maintained by the City of Malibu or the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.
Keep up with the latest Beach Updates by visiting LA County’s Department of Beaches & Harbors website at beaches.lacounty.gov (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 (link opens in new tab) to view.
COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide & Toolkit
View (link opens in new tab) 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.
LA County is on the road to recovery. As of June 12, public swimming pools can reopen to the public. Learn more: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/ReopeningProtocols_-Public-Swimming-Pools-6.11.20.pdf (link opens in new tab)
Chinese: LA縣正在走上復原之路。 自6月12日起，公眾泳池 可以重新向公眾開放。了解更多： https://covid19.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/ReopeningProtocols_-Public-Swimming-Pools-6.11.20.pdf (link opens in new tab)
Korean:LA 카운티는 회복 단계에 있습니다. 6월 12일부터 공공 수영장 은(는) 대중에게 다시 개장될 수 있습니다. 더 알아보기: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/ReopeningProtocols_-Public-Swimming-Pools-6.11.20.pdf (link opens in new tab)
Spanish: El Condado de Los Angeles está en camino a la recuperación. A partir del 12 de junio, piscinas públicas puede volver a abrir al público. Más información: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/ReopeningProtocols_-Public-Swimming-Pools-6.11.20.pdf (link opens in new tab)
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