UPDATE #9 – Redondo Beach Modifies COVID-19 Restrictions
Redondo Beach, Calif. – Based on the community’s widespread compliance with the COVID-19 related restrictions, the City of Redondo Beach is modifying the prior orders as part of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 related restrictions. In keeping with the Countywide actions to begin a slow and phased reopening of areas, the City of Redondo Beach is enacting changes to local closures and restrictions as described below.
The Redondo Beach City Manager, acting in his capacity as Emergency Services, Director, has issued the attached order modifying restrictions as summarized as follows:
1. On or before May 15, 2020, in conjunction with the anticipated re-opening of countywide beaches pursuant to a modified Health Order from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department, all beach access points in Redondo Beach (with the exception of the stairs at Avenue C) will be reopened for solo/family active recreation activities including swimming, surfing, running, and walking. Please bear in mind that no beach chairs, canopies, coolers, or grills will be allowed on public beaches.
2. All other parking restrictions in Redondo Beach coastal areas will remain in place until later phases of the beach re-opening.
3. Similarly, as part of the phased opening of beaches, both the Personal Watercraft Hand Launching Facility and the Public Boat Hoist are scheduled to reopen on May 15, 2020 with social distancing and new operational requirements in place to ensure public safety.
4. The Harbor Drive Bike Lanes and the North Redondo Beach Bike Path from Robinson Street to Felton Lane are being reopened except for segments impacted by construction near Artesia Boulevard.
5. The Redondo Beach Dog Park at Dominguez Park will reopen this weekend as part of the Countywide lifting of restrictions on dog parks.
6. City offices, including the Main and North Branch Libraries, the City’s three senior centers, the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, the teen center, City playgrounds, and basketball courts will remain closed (except for telephone and remote access where applicable) through June 30, 2020. Tennis court reopening will be coordinated with lifting of the applicable Countywide order.
7. Workers at establishments including supermarkets, pharmacies, dry cleaners, and other retail establishments must continue to wear face coverings that cover their noses and mouths while performing work.
8. Workers who provide services including delivery, maintenance, construction, and other services must continue to wear face coverings that cover their noses and mouths while performing work in the company of others.
9. All customers and visitors to stores, business and services must continue to wear face coverings while at the store or business or while receiving these services.
As previously described, the face coverings are not required to be medical grade masks and they may be fabric coverings including bandanas or scarves. Please remember that masks are not a substitute for social distancing and hand washing requirements.
Additionally, please keep in mind that the Los Angeles County Safer at Home Public Health Order remains in place and continued relaxation of restrictions will be dependent upon a number of factors including capacity at area hospitals, adherence to physical distancing and infection control requirements, and the region’s ability to slow the spread of COVID-19. In order to do your part to reduce the risk of spreading illnesses, it is recommended that each person:
- Adhere to the Countywide Safer at Home Order issued by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health to the greatest degree possible.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing using a tissue or sleeve (not
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces often.
Individuals are encouraged to follow the guidelines of the Los Angeles County Health Department, the California Department of Public Health, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
For more information:
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health:
- California Department of Public Health
- Center for Disease Control
Thank you for your understanding as we continue to address the threat of COVID-19 in Redondo Beach.