Los Angeles Coronavirus Information
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.
Governmental Rules and Restrictions 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.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
Is it safe to travel?
Latest Covid-19 Travel Articles
Travel and Leisure on Fall Activities During the Pandemic
Is It Safe to Go Trick-or-treating, Apple Picking, Leaf-peeping, and More This Fall? Here’s What Experts Have to Say
“How safe is it to enjoy your favorite fall activities, like trick-or-treating, apple picking, and visiting a pumpkin patch? Medical experts weigh in. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered life as we know it. Through spring and summer, we’ve endured, making the best of lockdowns, quarantines, and stay-at-home restrictions. But now that autumn is on the horizon, should we expect to miss out on our favorite fall traditions? We turned to medical experts for advice on which fall activities are safe and which are probably best to skip this year while the pandemic lingers on.” Continue reading here
Forbes Travel on North American Airports
While You’re Not Flying Those Who Are Say They’re (Mostly) Having A Great Time At North America’s Airports
“In its new report, issued Wednesday, on customers’ satisfaction with North American airports the J.D. Power organization revealed travelers’ satisfaction with airports overall has soared in inverse proportion to the decline in people using them since the arrival of the coronavirus, or Covid-19, pandemic early this year. The average score rose an unprecedented 22 points from last year’s score record.” Continue reading here
Travel Pusle on Travel Trends
New Research Reveals Trends in US Travelers’ Behavior for 2021
“Travel search engine Skyscanner today released a new report entitled ‘The New World of Travel’, in which it explores the most important travel trends to emerge amid the pandemic. Its data and extensive consumer research revealed some expected behaviors to be seen among U.S. travelers once they begin to venture out internationally again.” Continue reading here
Lonely Planet on the Latest Traveller Info
Ask LP: what’s the safer option – a hotel or an Airbnb?
“Let’s start with a disclaimer: however good a hotel or a letting company’s cleaning guidelines are, they still need to be put in place on an individual basis. In other words, it’s a big world – though not currently as big as it usually is – and making generalisations is difficult.
The effort required by individual properties to be as visibly hygienic as possible should be a win-win-win though. The good name of the establishment is preserved, as is that of the company, and the guest receives a safe and relaxing stay.” Continue reading here
LA Coronavirus Latest News
(Published in the last 24 hours)
- Why one coronavirus metric might be keeping your county from reopening
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- Los Angeles County Coronavirus Update: L.A. Records Only 1 Death Related To COVID-19 On Monday; No Labor Day Surge Emerges; Lowest Total Since March
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- Updated COVID-19 Data Could Put LA’s Planned Reopening in Jeopardy
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- Why do some people have worse symptoms from coronavirus?
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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 LA attractions have slowly started to reopen. Here, you can keep yourself informed on attraction reopenings, daily opening and closing times, and information on reduced capacity.
In the case that certain locations close again due to changes in restrictions, you can still enjoy some of these attractions after they are open again if you are staying in Los Angeles for a longer period of time.
Here is the list of LA’s iconic attractions and their official websites with the latest updates:
- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Temporarily closed
- Universal Studios – CityWalk is Open on a limited basis; theme park remains closed
- Disneyland Park – Phased Reopening of the Disneyland Resort
- Hollywood Walk of Fame – Ceremonies are currently suspended
- Hollywood Wax Museum – Temporarily closed
- Griffith Observatory – Temporarily 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; museums remain closed
- Natural History Museum – Temporarily closed
- Los Angeles Zoo – Closed until further notice
- Dodger Stadium – Temporarily closed
What to do while currently in Los Angeles
- Food delivery
The coronavirus situation 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?