Phase two of California's reopening plan is happening this weekend. Mayor Eric Garcetti just announced that hiking trails and golf courses will reopen in Los Angeles starting Saturday May 9.
"We know that we've all been dying, not just to walk around the block one more time, but to see some of the natural beauty of the city, to be able to get out there and do it in a responsible and healthy way," said Garcetti in yesterday's press conference.
He added, but "this is not some sort of green light to slack off."
What does this mean for you?
All city-owned trails hiking trails and golf courses are now open for public use except for Runyon Canyon.
Low-risk businesses will also reopen for curbside pick-up starting May 8. This includes all florists, toy shops, bookstores, clothing stores, and sporting goods stores.
Car dealership showrooms are also included.
While the modification of the stay at home order is loosening restrictions on businesses, that doesn't mean all businesses should reopen right now, said Garcetti.
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"While you can open as early as this Friday, you don't have to yet until you feel right," he said.
What restrictions are still in place?
Face coverings must be worn at all times on trails and golf courses and social distancing is still in place. You can only go by yourself or with someone from your household.
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"If you're 65 and older, you cannot go out to those places if you have pre-existing conditions," the mayor said.
When asked how the city would enforce these rules, Garcetti replied, he would use the policy of "the three E's – educate, encourage and enforce, in that order."
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Violators of the order will be referred to the Los Angeles Police Department and addressed in court by the city attorney said Garcetti.