Los Angeles Coronavirus Information
Updated: July 3rd 2020
Here you have all the latest information on airports, public transport, attractions and rules and regulations on one page. We’re committed to keeping you informed so you can take the necessary measures and be one step closer to getting back to your normal life or get back home safely once the coronavirus in Los Angeles is no longer a threat.
LA Coronavirus Latest News
(Published in the last 24 hours)
- How the Coronavirus Is Transforming July 4 in Los Angeles
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- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti now admits protests in the city DID lead to a spike in coronavirus cases after he previously insisted there was no link
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- Garcetti: ‘No mask, no service’ should be policy for LA businesses amid COVID-19
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LA Coronavirus Travel Information
Travelling from Los Angeles is still possible but trips from certain European countries to Los Angeles are not possible. Find out more here.
Official websites are doing a great job at keeping travellers well updated and at providing the latest information. You can read about the impact of coronavirus on your travel arrangements on the official websites of LA airports.
If you are stuck in a hotel room, we gathered all the information about airports and public transport to make things a little easier for you. Please make sure you check with your airline to find out whether there have been any alterations made to your travel plans.
Los Angeles Airport Information
Airports still operating, however, traffic has decreased due to the Los Angeles coronavirus restrictions. All LA airports are doing a great job at keeping their websites updated in order to keep travellers informed on the coronavirus measures.
Los Angeles International Airport has installed 250 extra hand sanitisers throughout the terminals, has increased deep-cleaning of all airports facilities, including deep cleaning of public areas and restrooms once an hour.
Remember to check with your airline company regarding any possible alterations made to your travel plans.
Find out more here:
Los Angeles Public Transport
Los Angeles public transport functions on a a limited basis. It is advised that all public transport only be taken for essential travels. If you need to take public transport, try to remain 6 feet away from others at all times.
Read about the latest LA transportation information due to the coronavirus here.
Keep up-to-date on public transit here:
- Los Angeles Union Station – Undergoing partial closure, operational for ticketed Amtrak and Metrolink passengers only; for more info on train and bus schedules, routes, tickets and fares and contact numbers click here
- Los Angeles Bus Station
- LA Metro home
Los Angeles Attractions
Most if not all attractions in LA are temporarily closed. If you are staying in LA for a longer period of time, you might still enjoy some of these attractions once they open again. Here is the list of LA’s main attractions and their official websites with the latest updates:
- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Temporarily closed
- Universal Studios – CityWalk is Open for Limited Operations daily from 12-8pm
- Disneyland Park – Phased Reopening of the Disneyland Resort Set to Begin in July
- Hollywood Walk of Fame – Ceremonies are currently suspended
- Hollywood Wax Museum – Temporarily closed
- Griffith Observatory – Temporarily closed; Griffith Observatory closed until further notice
- TCL Chinese Theatre – Temporarily closed
- Dolby Theatre – Temporarily closed
- Walt Disney Concert Hall – Temporarily closed; LA Phil is canceling the remainder of its concerts for the 2019/2020 season at Walt Disney
- The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum – Temporarily closed; allowing for the reopening of museums on June 1 2020
- Natural History Museum – Temporarily closed
- Los Angeles Zoo – Closed until further notice
- Dodger Stadium – Temporarily closed
Governmental Rules and Regulations in Los Angeles
It is necessary to follow governmental restrictions and minimise your social interactions to prevent coronavirus from spreading. It’s important not to panic but it’s also very important to be careful.
Here are the rules and regulations to follow set by the California Governor, which apply in Los Angeles as well as in other cities in the state of California. Please visit the official website of the California Governor here to see if any changes have been made.
The Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti also emphases on just how important it is for people of LA to strictly follow the rules and regulations in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Social distancing is considered crucial at this time.
- A “Stay At Home” order is in place which means that people are required to stay at home except for essential reasons
- Avoid people other than those in their household
- Maintain a safe social distance of 6-feet when outside of your home
- You are not allowed to go the doctors unless you call the medical care center first
- Work-from-home is encouraged if possible, while certain office than cannot telework will be open after May 12th 2020
- Groceries, warehouses and pharmacies remain open
- Malls and strip malls for curbside/outdoor pickup are open after May 12th 2020
- Restaurants open only for takeaways and deliveries, with certain restaurants slowly offering dine-in service after May 12th 2020
- Walking, bike-riding and jogging in nature allowed as long as you keep a 6-feet distance from others
- Public transport only for essential journeys
- Some outdoor museums will open after May 12th 2020
Learn more about Los Angeles’ city rules here
Every citizen must comply with the above-stated measures. Relevant authorities are given the right to enforce them through fines and by dispersing gatherings.
Covid-19 Travel Articles: Is it safe to travel?
Lonely Planet on how COVID-19 is changing travel
Some countries want us to visit – but are we ready to travel?
“European airlines have their fingers firmly crossed. Carriers, which would usually be running up to 2500 flights a day, are slowly reopening their networks. By July, easyJet hopes to resume 50% of its routes with Ryanair aiming to restart 40% of its own. But are travelers as keen? We spoke to several to find out.“ READ MORE >>>
Here’s what it’s like to visit a theme park during the pandemic
“Depending on where you live, amusement parks can be one of the best day trip experiences around. But like everything else, coronavirus indefinitely changed them.” READ MORE >>>
TravelPusle on airlines and airports
Passengers Now Required to Fill Out Health Form to Fly
“Airlines for America (A4A), the trade group that represents the major U.S. airlines, said Monday that passengers will now be required to complete a health acknowledgement form during check-in for a flight. The requirement is for all passengers, and anyone that refuses runs the risk of being declared unfit to travel.“ READ MORE >>>
Forbes Travel Guide on summer hotel reopenings
How Hotels Are Changing Everything From Room Service To Restaurants
“The coronavirus has forced luxury hotels to retool the guest stay, from check-in to checkout. But this doesn’t mean you should expect a lesser experience. As hotels begin to reopen all over the globe, they are discovering creative ways to adhere to health regulations while ensuring you have a good time. Their efforts especially shine in the food and beverage realm, where they have reimagined everything from happy hour to the hotel buffet.” READ HERE >>>
The New York Times on a new travel era
The Future of Travel – How the industry will change after the pandemic
“Regions and countries are beginning to open up, but the outbreak will undoubtedly change how we think, act and travel, at least in the short term.” READ MORE >>>
What to do while currently in Los Angeles
- Food delivery
Restaurants are closed but that doesn’t need to prevent you from trying delicious food and keeping your body fuelled and healthy. You can visit Ubereats or other delivery websites, pick anything you want and have it delivered to your location.
- Go on a Hollywood movie binge
If you can’t explore the city because of the restrictions, you can watch an movie that was filmed in LA (not hard to find!) instead! We all know that feeling when we watch a movie, we see a scene filmed where we’ve been and we scream ‘I’ve been there!” How about watching a movie based in LA while you’re in LA? It suddenly changes your current experience and perspective of the city. Here is a list of the 20 Best Hollywood Movies.
If you’re staying inside to avoid the coronavirus, you can still keep yourself entertained by binge-watching these hot-topic TV shows and movies suggested in this article.
If you’re at home, you probably have a shelf full of books that you’ve always wanted to read but never got to. Or perhaps you have some texts that you’ve saved on your phone under “read later.” This is the perfect time to take your mind off the current stressful situation and dive into a literary world, at least for a an hour or two a day.
Also, writing or keeping a journal and getting those thoughts and feelings out on paper can be a true stress reliever during times like these.
- Keep the communication going with your loved ones
You can use this time to reconnect with your loved ones through different video options online. Keeping everyone up-to-date about yourself, making sure everyone is healthy and well and “making someones’ day” by giving them a good laugh is a great way to maintain strong relations even when you cannot physically spend time together.
Virtual coffees and dinner dates with a friend, family member, a loved one, or a “double-date” even with another couple is the thing to do during these corona times. Why not enjoy someones’ company while everyone stays in the comfort of their home? Times like these sometimes ask us to adapt to another lifestyle, but why not make the best of it?
As we all know, keeping active is crucial to our well-being. When you’re stuck inside for a longer period of time and running or going to the gym is no longer an option, yoga and stretching are great for you. These are activities you can do on your own floor or balcony. There are many videos online that you can follow while doing these activities, and you can also tune into live-stream yoga classes available online.
- Walk it out
If you are frustrated that your travel plans have been postponed or ruined altogether, it’s always best to walk it out. Even though most if not all attractions are currently closed, you can still go for a walk (remembering the 6-feet distance from others of course). You can use this silence in your favour and take a walk in nature, which is always soothing. You can try the Atwater River Walk to The Griffin, Venice Beach Canal Walk to The Venice Whaler, or Santa Monica Beach Trail to FIG.
The entire LuggageHero team wishes you good health and positive vibes!
It’s important that we all follow the measures set by the authorities and protect ourselves and others. By social distancing and taking care of our hygiene, we are lessening the change of the virus spreading. We are in this together and every individual matters. If coronavirus spreads this fast, imagine how contagious some love and a smile are?