Reduced hours sign at Echo Park vons

Signs at the Echo Park Vons notify customers of shorter hours and shortages.

Here's a rundown of the closures and changes related to the coronavirus on the Eastside. It will be updated as necessary. Most non-essential businesses and organizations have been ordered to close through April 19.

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Art Spaces, Attractions & Museums

 The Autry Museum in Griffith Park and the Southwest Museum in Mount Washington will close to the public indefinitely starting Saturday, March 14.

 The Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is closed until further notice.

 Plaza de la Raza in Lincoln Heights will cancel all classes and events for two weeks.

 L.A. Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park is closed until further notice. Classes have been cancelled. 

 The Griffith Observatory is closed until further notice and events in March have been cancelled.

 The L.A. Zoo is closed to the public through April 19. Previously purchased tickets are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

 The start of the Dodger regular on March 26 has been postponed for at least eight weeks based on the recommendations of public health officials to cancel all events expected to attract more than 50 people. The Dodgers said they will come up with a policy to deal with the tickets sold for postponed games. Dodger coronavirus updates.

Community & Public Events

 The Friends of the Los Angeles River has postponed its annual river cleanup, scheduled for three Saturdays in April, until sometime in October.

 The East L.A. Film Festival at Self Help Graphics in Boyle Heights has been postponed

  The 15th-annual Lummis Days festival in Northeast L.A. -- including the April 4 Noisemaker fundraiser, the June 5 Film Night, and the main festival at Sycamore Grove Park on June 7  -- is being rescheduled. A new date has not been determined, according to a statement from the Lummis Day Community Foundation.

Farmers' Markets

 The Atwater Village, Echo Park and Hollywood farmer's markets operated by Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles will open as scheduled for now but all product sampling is banned; public seating and eating areas have been eliminated; arts & crafts, music, etc. are suspended and the number and visibility of hand-wash stations have been increased.

 The Silver Lake Farmer's Market will also open but sampling will be prohibited, the community eating area closed. All food must be sold to-go. 

Film, Theatre & Live Performances

 Casa 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights has cancelled the weekend performance (March 14-15) of of Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme. 

 The Echo Theatre Company in Atwater Village has postponed the opening of their production of Poor Clare until April.

 The Echo Park Film Center has cancelled or postponed all screenings and public events through March.

Government Offices & Facilities 

 City of Los Angeles: Only up to 50 visitors at one time will be allowed in public buildings and most facilities, including parks pools, and community centers. City Hall complex, including City Hall East, City Hall South, and Van Nuys City Hall, will be temporarily closed to members of the public, except for public meetings of the City Council. The city's coronavirus updates are available here.

 City of L.A. Senior Centers operated by the Recreation and Parks Department will be closed March 15 - April 4. Home-delivered meals will continue to be delivered. Clients can contact the centers they participate at directly or reach the L.A. City Department of Aging at 213-482-7252 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information regarding meal services.

All L.A. neighborhood council meetings and events have been suspended until further notice.

• The East L.A. and other L.A. County courthouses will be closed until March 19 and then reopen only for essential or emergency matters.

• DMV offices, including the one in Lincoln Heights, are open but appointments are required.


 All public libraries in the city of Los Angeles will be closed through March 31. Books and other borrowed materials can be returned when libraries reopen. Due dates will be automatically extended and no late fines will be imposed. Librarians are available to provide assistance through telephone reference (213) 228-7272 and online services will remain available.

   County libraries in East Los Angeles will be closed to the public March 15-March 31. Due dates will be automatically extended, and patrons can return materials after libraries reopen. No late fines will be imposed. The City Terrace and East L.A. branches will open their lobbies beginning March 17 for customers to pick up books and other items put on hold. The county libraries are offering temporary digital library cards to provide access to online resources.

Nightclubs & Shows

 Most of the shows at The Echo and Echoplex in Echo Park have either been cancelled or postponed through the end of March.

 Shows at The Satellite in Silver Lake have been cancelled through March 22.

 Several touring shows have cancelled appearances at the Hi-Hat in Highland Park. But the venue will remain open and limit ticket sales to 200 persons.

Parks & Recreation

City parks and most park restrooms will remain open but recreation centers, golf courses, pools and other facilities will be closed through April 4 and all classes and sports league games have been cancelled, according to the Department of Recreation & Parks.


 The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has suspended masses and closed all churches until April 19 to the public at all its churches but some services are being live streamed. 

The Echo Park United Methodist Church announced that its Sunday worship service on March 15 will be its last until Easter Sunday, April 12. All other meetings at the church will also be cancelled. The church is accepting contributions online.

 Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center has closed its campus through the end of March and has cancelled or rescheduled programs. Some programs will be held online. Check their COVID-19 page for updates.

 Temple Beth Israel in Highland Park are suspending in-person events and meetings and is holding online or modified Shabbat services.


 L.A. Unified schools and special education centers will be closed at least through May 1. Instruction is being done online, and the district has opened Grab & Go centers to distribute meals to students. Find out more about L.A. Unified's plans.  LA Unified Info Lines For Families of Students: 213-443-1000. Updates For Employees: 213-241-2700.

 The Archdiocese of Los Angeles will close Catholic schools beginning Tuesday, March 17, with the closure expected to last until at least March 31.

 Occidental College in Eagle Rock has extended spring break through March 20n and online classes will begin Monday, March 23 "likely for the duration of the semester." Students now on campus are being asked to leave residence halls by Friday, March 20.

 Cal State L.A. in El Sereno is cancelling classes outright March 16 - 19 to give staff more time to transition to "alternative methods of instruction" that "do not involve face-to-face gathering" beginning March 20. The university will follow this policy through April 24. The college library and computer labs will remain open as well as the campus dorms, according to the university's coronavirus page.

 The suspension of instruction at East L.A. and L.A. City colleges has been extended through at least March 29 for classroom and online instruction. Classes will resume ONLINE only on March 30 for the remainder of the semester. The community college district is providing students and staff coronavirus updates on its website.

Stores & Business

 Restaurants in the City of Los Angeles will have to shut their dining rooms starting Monday (March 16) and all bars and nightclubs as well as gyms and theaters will have to close under emergency coronavirus measures at least until April 19. More details

 Super A Foods, which has markets in Glassell Park and Highland Park, has cut back hours to allow extra time "restock items that are in high demand," the company said on Facebook.  The new temporary store hours are from 8 am to 9 pm instead of 7 am to 11 pm.

 Food 4 Less and Ralphs have reduced hours to 8am-8pm. Updates here.

 All Trader Joes stores will be open 9 am until 7 pm starting Monday, March 16.

 Some Vons supermarkets have also trimmed hours. The Echo Park Vons is now open 7 am to 10 pm while the Vons in East Hollywood opens between 6 am and 11 pm.

 Macy's will close all its department stores, including the one in the Eagle Rock Plaza, through at least March 31.

 The Vallarta Supermarket in Boyle Heights will be opening an hour early at 7 am for seniors ages 65 and over, pregnant women and those with disabilities as part of a new, reduced schedule during the outbreak. The stores now closes at 8 pm

 Starbucks is now selling only to-go coffee drinks.

 Blue Bottle is temporarily shutting down its U.S. coffee shops  -- including the outlet in Los Feliz.

 Permanent Records is temporarily shutting down its new Roadhouse outlet in Cypress Park.

 The San Antonio Winery in Lincoln Heights has cancelled tours and wine tastings but will remain open takeout and delivery. 

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