Covid-19 Santa Monica Updates & News


COVID-19 Reopenings 





A number of City of Santa Monica facilities will begin to reopen with restrictions in July 2020 on a rolling basis.

City staff need time to make facility improvements to ensure a safe reopen for the community.

The city is also working to make necessary changes to programming due to modified operating hours, staff reductions, social distancing, and infection control guidance.



Here's what's open now:

  • Parks (outdoor recreation only)
  • Santa Monica Beaches *see note for 4th of July weekend
  • Beach Bike Path *see note for 4th of July weekend
  • Ocean Front Walk
  • Tennis courts and select recreation facilities. Read More
  • Santa Monica Beach parking lots will begin reopening over the next couple of weeks. Santa Monica Beach Lot-4 South and beach/Ocean Avenue parking meters are open. Annenberg Community Beach House parking lot for self-service at pay stations will reopen on Thursday, June 18.
  • Community gardens



*  The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is ordering L.A. County beaches, piers, public beach parking lots, beach bike paths that traverse that sanded portion of the beach, and beach access points to be temporarily closed to the public as of 12:01 a.m. on July 3, 2020, until 5 a.m. on July 6, 2020 to prevent dangerous crowding that results in the spread of deadly COVID-19.

Stay Informed on COVID-19 Reopenings

Stay informed on what's happening in Santa Monica:

  • New Hotline Number:  310-458-8400 or info@santamonica.gov
  • Emergency alerts: santamonica.gov/alerts 
  • Social media: 

Twitter - @santamonicacity

Facebook/Instagram @cityofsantamonica 




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