Lake Los Angeles Park Association
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2020
Los Angeles County buildings to close Monday as officials ramp up efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19
Los Angeles County will close all of its buildings to the public effective Monday, March 16, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger announced Sunday.
The announcement comes as Gov. Gavin Newsom directed closure of California’s bars, brewpubs and wineries, and called on people over 65 and others at higher risk of serious complications from exposure to the virus to stay at home.
“We need to do all we can to protect the public and our employees in the midst of this expanding public health crisis,” Supervisor Barger said. “Our departments will continue to provide essential services to our residents, but it is prudent to limit public access to our facilities at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and urge the public to follow the guidance of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.” (For the latest recommendations and answers to frequently-asked questions, go to https://lacounty.gov/covid19/frequently-asked-questions/)
“Our goal is to slow the transmission of COVID-19, but we can't do it alone,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Each and every one of us, both businesses and residents, must do our part by practicing social distancing and taking common sense infection control precautions.
"We urgently need to flatten the curve of COVID-19 in order to keep our hospitals and emergency rooms from becoming overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients," she added. "Flattening the curve requires conscientious social distancing efforts by all our L.A. County residents during this time of crisis. Our collective efforts during this pandemic can literally save the lives of our loved ones and most vulnerable residents."
County hospitals and clinics will remain open. Essential services from first-responders will continue, and many departments will continue to operate with modified services to minimize in-person contacts.
Los Angeles County libraries and museums are also closed, along with every school district in the county.
On Sunday, the Department of Public Health confirmed 16 new cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, bringing the total to 69 cases, with 10 of the new cases believed to be due to community transmission.
Residents should go to https://lacounty.gov/covid19/ for up-to-date information on closures, and can also find information on each County department’s website.
CONTACT: County Emergency Operations Center/Joint Information Center
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Goldfields at Saddleback Buttes in Lake Los Angeles
Please NOTE: Every effort is made by the LLAPA Board of Directors to keep the calendar up to date with the following events :
- Programs that are held by LA County Department of Parks and Recreation at Sorensen Community Regional Park. Please call the Recreational Leader at the park for additional details at (661) 264-1249
- General Meetings of the LLAPA and LLAPA Business Meetings
Sorensen Community Regional Park is your park, Lake Los Angeles!
You helped to build it and you help to keep it running beautifully!
Need to know about community park events or activities?
We recommend calling the community park at (661) 264-1249 before you go.
Our page was created and is maintained by the Board of Directors of the Lake Los Angeles Park Association (LLAPA). We are NOT LA County Parks and Recreation - the park staff are.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
- -Attend Park events. See Events and Activities for more details.
- -Respect the park and those attending park events - clean up after yourself, be kind to others
- -If you live in the LLAD 2 z45 area - consider a position on the Board of Directors . Each of the seven directors on our board serves a two-year term , and our two alternates serve a one-year term. The elections are held during the November Board Meeting. Applications for the current election are available, see Election Committee
- Attend Monthly Park General Meetings, second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm in the Community Room at the Park, ALL meetings are open to EVERYONE, you do not need to live in LLA to help build a better park!
- Attend Monthly Park Business Meetings - held on the Saturday 2 weeks before the monthly park meeting, at 10 am in the Community Room at the Park
- Volunteer for Friends of the Park - you do NOT have to live in the LLA community, EVERYONE is welcome to volunteer!
- Consider a donation to the LLAPA - ALL funds collected by LLAPA via donation, grants, and fundraising go BACK into the community of Lake Los Angeles to help support the programs and activities at the Park as well as to support additional recreational opportunities in Lake Los Angeles. LLAPA is a recognized 501(c)(3) charity, Currently the LLAPA is accepting donations via our FaceBook page.
- Do you shop online with Amazon? You can help to support the programs, events and activities at the Park by using our Amazon Smile link below.
Do you shop online?
You can now support LLAPA
Lake Los Angeles Park Association is now a part of the Amazon Smile Program.
When you choose us as your charitable organization 0 .5% of every purchase you make with Amazon goes to us as a donation.
All donations help support the activities, programs and events at the Park in Lake Los Angeles.
Thank You so much for helping us bring more recreational opportunities to our local Lake Los Angeles Community.