City Manager's Update | COVID-19 Update | May 7, 2020
The City is excited to report that certain restrictions are being lifted from the Safer at Home Order and more are expected on or before May 15.
I can't deny that the last few weeks haven't been difficult, but Monrovia did an incredible job coming together during these times. As we watch for these announcements, please remember to continue to physically distance yourself from others, use a fabric face covering when you are in an essential business and frequently wash your hands for 20 seconds.
LA County Announces Phase 2 Reopening
LA County announced the first round of businesses and locations that can reopen with safety precautions beginning Friday. These include trails, golf courses, florists, car dealers and stores that sell toys, books, clothing, sporting goods and music. At this time, the Public Health Order only allows for curbside pickup, and in-store shopping will still be on hold for the time being. Most importantly, all businesses, public trails, or facilities must use physical distancing protocol when open.
These plans are in alignment with the Governor’s orders and L.A. County cannot be more lenient than the State dictates. This list is less about what products are sold and more about the ability to maintain safe distancing. The Department of Public Health will allow other businesses to open as soon as they can guarantee guidelines are in place to ensure the safety of staff and customers. View Los Angeles County's Roadmap to Recovery.
Hillside Wilderness Preserve to Reopen on May 8
The City is preparing plans to open trail systems in the coming days. We are thrilled to announce the Hillside Wilderness Preserve will open on Friday, May 8. Even though the City has suspended most parking enforcement, it is conducting parking enforcement for public health and safety reasons. The City will be enforcing parking restrictions near the HWP entrances.
Canyon Park will remain closed this weekend as we prepare for weekday openings.
We also wish to point out that shorter trail systems exist at our urban parks including Recreation, Library and Lucinda Garcia Park. Happy hiking!