Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of all who live, work and love our community as we all do our part to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
We are working closely with the City of Santa Monica and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and will continue to share important information with all of our stakeholders in the coming days and weeks.
Downtown Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade will remain open to the public unless directed otherwise by the City of Santa Monica. Feel free to take a walk and enjoy a breath of fresh air in our parks and on our sidewalks. Many of our district's restaurants remain open for pick up and delivery and a number of retail stores continue to operate on Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place.
We just ask that you practice social distancing, maintaining 6-feet of space between you and others while taking a stroll, grabbing food to go or making a purchase.
Some businesses are moving services online, including many of our gyms and fitness studios. Follow @DTSantaMonica on Instagram as we continue to share information on these offerings.
Our ambassadors have enhanced cleaning efforts along the Third Street Promenade and in public restrooms, as well as other highly-trafficked areas of the district. We are communicating regularly with our Ambassador Program partner, Block by Block, to ensure our dedicated ambassadors are able to perform their duties safely.
DTSM has postponed all planned public events, as well as internal board of directors and committee meetings through March.
Please see the below list of resources for more information from the City of Santa Monica, Los Angeles Department of Public Health and various employment and small business agencies that are providing helpful assistance at this time.
Sign Up for text alerts from the City of Santa Monica for the latest local information by texting COVID-19 to 888-777.
PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES:
- Los Angeles Department of Public Health COVID-19 Website
- Los Angeles Department of Public Health Guidance for Employers
- City of Santa Monica COVID-19 Website
- Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center
- CA Employment Development Department
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
- Click here to apply for an Economic Injury Loan