Santa Monica Extends Local Emergency to June 30 and Requires Face Coverings for Outdoor Activities

May 14, 2020 2:07 PM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Today, Interim City Manager and Director of Emergency Services Lane Dilg issued a fourteenth supplement to Santa Monica’s local emergency, extending the declaration of local emergency and all associated orders to June 30, 2020. The supplement also requires cloth face coverings for all permitted outdoor activities, except water activities. Children under two and individuals who have breathing difficulties, are unable to remove a cloth face covering without assistance, or have a disability that prevent the use of a cloth face covering are exempted from this requirement, but must comply with all other social/physical distancing requirements. This aligns with Los Angeles County’s revised Safer at Home Health Officer Order and a similar order from the City of Los Angeles issued yesterday.  

Los Angeles County is also now permitting additional retail businesses to reopen for curbside service as part of continued progress in stage two of the County’s five-stage Roadmap to Recovery. All retailers that are not located in an indoor mall or shopping center are able to reopen for curbside, door-side, outside pickup, or delivery only. The public is not allowed to go inside. Manufacturing and logistic businesses that supply retail businesses may also reopen. Before retail businesses, manufacturing and logistic businesses reopen, they are required to prepare, implement, and post the applicable required County protocol addressing physical distancing and infection control practices and other policies that protect both employees and customers. 

“As additional businesses begin to reopen for curbside service and some recreation opportunities are allowed, the measures we take when outside our homes are all the more essential to protect us all,” said Interim City Manager and Director of Emergency Services Lane Dilg. “We thank our community members for your ongoing efforts to keep us on track for recovery and a return to health.”    

Here are additional updates Santa Monica residents should know: 

Physical distancing remains a requirement along with cloth face coverings whenever you are outside your home. Please comply with physical distancing requirements posted by businesses and recreational facilities. For a list of local businesses selling face coverings, visit Frequent hand washing and staying home if you are sick are vital measures to continue to flatten the curve of COVID-19.  

For the latest information, please visit, or call the City’s Coronavirus Hotline at (310) 458-8400.   

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