As the State of California scrambles to combat the outbreak of COVID-19, Los Angeles officials continue to expand upon the local shelter in place order.
On Sunday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the closure of City-owned parks and beach parking lots.
"This weekend we saw too many people packing beaches, trails and parks," reads a Tweet from Garcetti. "That doesn’t mean gather elsewhere. This is serious. Stay home and save lives."
Additionally, the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority has announced the closure of all of its parks, trails, and buildings in response to the outbreak.
Metro bus drivers are also required to use a transparent protective barrier to isolate them from passengers.
These moves come as the outbreak of Coronavirus has caused a precipitous decline in transit ridership Countywide, accompanied by service reductions to account for the reduced demand.