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Duarte Recreational Trail  and Golf Course to Open May 8; Select Businesses Allowed to Open

Reacting to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Five Stage Plan to re-open the County, the City of Duarte is transitioning into Stage 2.  This stage includes the re-opening of trails, trailheads, golf courses, car dealership showrooms, and stores that sell toys, books, clothing, sporting goods, flowers and music following the revised "safer-at-home" orders.  These orders include curbside pick-up, contactless payment procedures, hand sanitizer available for employees and customers, and ensuring that employees have the proper protective gear. 

In Duarte, residents can now resume activity on the Donald and Bernice Watson Recreation Trail, the Encanto Nature Walk and city parks as long as face masks and physical distancing practices are utilized. To help reinforce these practices, banners and yard signs will be posted and, this weekend, Safety Ambassadors will be serving along the trail during peak times. Playground and exercise equipment will remain closed and restrooms are still open. 

Retail, manufacturing and logistics sectors can also resume operations as long as they follow health department orders. Specifically, manufacturing workers must maintain physical distance and have access to face coverings and/or gloves.  Break rooms shall be replaced with outdoor break areas with spaced out seating.The logistics sector is being asked to follow similar guidelines.  The Restaurant Association in cooperation with the Governor’s office will be announcing guidelines for restaurant re-openings on May 12th.  Pro shops and dine-in restaurants at golf courses and county beaches will remain closed.

From there, County officials can decide independently how quickly to move through Stage 2 as long as they meet their local public health criteria. For more information on the gradual re-opening of City operations and facilities click here. For up-to-date information on the various stages of re-opening LA County, visit its COVID-19 website at

( Trail/Park Guidelines )