April 10, 2020

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is taking a preventive approach in line with recommendations from public health officials to slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

To protect the health and well-being of our community, we temporarily closed the Center for Health & Fitness and AdventurePlex on March 14. We also  postponed or cancelled events, volunteer trainings, classes and workshops, and BCHD public meetings until the end of April.

With the extension of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Safer at Home order until May 15, we’ve extended the temporary closure of the Center for Health & Fitness and AdventurePlex through May 15, 2020. As a result, many BCHD classes, programs and services have gone virtual. For more information, visit www.bchd.org .  

Specific member information for the Center for Health & Fitness and AdventurePlex will be communicated with members next week.

We thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate this unprecedented time together as a community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as needed . Updates to our website and social media channels will be made frequently.

Beach Cities Closures & Requirements

  • To protect the health and safety of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, City Hall and other facilities are closed to the public until April 30. The City continues to provide services during this time and recommends using technological alternatives where possible. For more information related to City services during this emergency, please visit the City’s coronavirus (COVID-19) page or call the City at 310-802-5000.
  • The following Manhattan Beach locations are closed until further notice:
  • Manhattan Beach Pier.
  • All City parks, fields, sports courts, exercise equipment, and other recreational facilities.
  • The parking lots located at El Porto, Bruce’s Beach, and the Manhattan Beach Pier, (this closure does not apply to City residents with valid and current residential parking permits for those lots.) 

  • The Department of Public Health issued a revised Health Order on April 10, 2020. Among its provisions, all of which are in effect through May 15, 2020:
  • It prohibits all indoor and outdoor public and private events and gatherings;
  • Only Essential Businesses are permitted to continue operations;
  • All Essential Businesses are to implement a Social Distancing protocol, which includes providing all of their employees a cloth face covering to wear while performing duties that involve contact with others;
  • Individuals who shop at or visit Essential Businesses are to practice Social Distancing and wear a cloth face covering while visiting an Essential Business.
  • L.A. County’s beaches, piers, beach bike paths, beach access points, public trails and trailheads are closed through May 15. That order covers beaches in every coastal city and unincorporated area of the county.
If you or someone you know in the Beach Cities needs assistance with errands, health-related information or referrals, please call our Assistance, Information & Referral line at  310-374-3426, ext. 256 , seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. You can also visit us online at  bchd.org/resources
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Everyone should: 
It's important to note, cloth face coverings are not a replacement for these evidence-based measures; they are an additional tool that may be used to protect us from exposure to COVID-19 when used properly.