COVID-19 Information

Updated: 10/14/2020 at 1:40 p.m.

As the health and safety of visitors to Los Angeles is paramount, Los Angeles Tourism is committed to providing travelers with accurate and timely information about traveling to the city safely.  

We are working closely with Los Angeles County and City of L.A. officials and LAX Airport while also monitoring the latest developments from the CDC and L.A. County Public Health regarding the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on travel to L.A.

Los Angeles residents and visitors are required to practice physical distancing and wear face coverings/masks when in public including:

  • Exercising in neighborhoods;
  • Waiting at a host stand to be seated for outdoor dining or take-out
  • On a hiking trail, golf course or beach (face coverings must be worn when out of the water or when other people are nearby);
  • Riding on L.A. Department of Transportation transit buses, Metro buses or trains;
  • Traveling through LAX Airport.

The guidelines on face coverings exempt children under 2 and people with certain disabilities.

For additional information about COVID-19, visit the City of L.A.’s official FAQ

Healthy Travel Practices from the CDC
Travelers are encouraged to always exercise healthy travel habits when traveling:

  • Wear a cloth face covering in public
  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Avoid close contact with others, maintaining 6 feet of physical distance
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Stay up-to-date on vaccinations
  • Avoid contact with animals while traveling
  • Be aware of the latest travel advisories from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. State Department

Additional Resources:
CDC’s Considerations for Travelers:
LA County Public Health:
California Department of Public Health:

LAX Airport

Los Angeles World Airports is working nonstop to update their policies, procedures and physical spaces to ensure a clean, safe and healthy airport journey. To learn more about the steps LAX Airport taking as part of the new airport experience, visit


Hotels in Los Angeles County are open for leisure and individual business travelers with stringent safety protocols and procedures in place, designed by L.A. Public Health for the health and wellbeing of guests and employees.


Restaurants in L.A. County are open for outdoor/patio dining, takeout or delivery. Outdoor dining at breweries and wineries serving meals is permitted. For a list of restaurants offering takeout or delivery, visit dineL.A. To Go.
Indoor dining is temporarily prohibited.  All other bars, wineries, breweries, pubs and brewpubs are currently closed.

Beaches & Trails

L.A. County beaches are now open for individual or family ocean activities including surfing, swimming and kayaking; active recreation including walking, running and using the bike path; sunbathing; picnicking; chairs, canopies or coolers; and fishing. Beach volleyball, other organized sports, gatherings or events are prohibited. Beachgoers are required to practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from others (except between members of the same household).

Hiking trails, trailhead parks and golf courses are open.

Attractions & Retail

Outdoor museums and gardens, shopping centers, flea markets, swap meets and drive-in movie theaters are open. Indoor malls and shopping centers are open with occupancy limited to 25% of capacity.

Indoor museums, aquariums, galleries and movie theaters are currently closed. Theme parks are also closed.


Additionally, indoor operations are presently closed for the following L.A. County sectors:

  • Gyms and Fitness Centers
  • Places of Worship
  • Indoor Protests
  • Offices for Non-Critical Infrastructure Sectors

Out of an abundance of caution, our Visitor Information Centers are closed until further notice.


As the health and safety of visitors to Los Angeles is paramount, Los Angeles Tourism is committed to providing meeting professionals with accurate and timely information as they prepare for upcoming conferences, conventions, trade shows and exhibitions in L.A. 


NotifyLA is the City of Los Angeles’ mass notification system used to provide information regarding necessary actions, such as evacuations, to Los Angeles residents, businesses and subscribers via recorded phone messages, text messages or e-mail in case of emergencies or critical situations. Because NotifyLA uses the 911 database, only land-line numbers are automatically included in the system. In order to receive a notification via your cell phone, Voice over IP (VoIP) number or email, you must register those telephone numbers and/or e-mail address in NotifyLA. NotifyLA uses geomapping so alerts are targeted by geographic location. That means, alerts will only be sent to the subscribers in the area impacted by the emergency.

Emergency Management Department

The Emergency Management Department has five divisions comprised of administrative staff and specialists that work with City departments, municipalities and an array of community-based organizations to ensure that the City and its residents have the resources and information they need to prepare, respond and recover from emergencies, disasters and significant events.

200 N. Spring St, Room 1533
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 484-4800

Emergency Contacts

Call 9-1-1 when there is a life-threatening emergency that requires the immediate response of emergency services such as police, fire or paramedic.

  • Non-emergency Police: 877-275-5273
  • TTY Service: 213-847-0652
  • Park-related emergencies: 323-913-7390
  • Water Service: 800-342-5397
  • Power Service: 800-342-5397
  • Gas Service: 800-427-2200
  • Traffic Signals: 818-374-4823
  • Road closures (Cal Trans): 800-427-7623
  • Street Lights: 800-996-2489
  • American Red Cross public information: 213-739-5200
  • Animal Services: 888-452-7381
  • Building Inspection: 888-524-2845
  • Storm damage/mud slide reports: 888-524-2845
  • Refuse collection: 800-773-2489
  • Sewer/storm drain problems: 800-773-2489
  • Trees down/debris removal & related problems: 800-996-2489