Coronavirus – COVID-19 Message 5 – March 22, 2020
During the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, LAjazz.com will continue to do its best to update you as to the status of live jazz events across Southern California. As of March 14, 2020 most touring acts have stopped coming to California and this can be expected to continue for the next 2-12 weeks, depending on further developments. As of March 18, 2020, nearly all public venues for jazz events have been closed until at least March 31, 2020 across Southern California. On March 21, 2020, Los Angeles County extended the closure of all entertainment event venues through at least April 19, 2020 – LAjazz.com expects other nearby counties to issue similar orders.
California Governor Gavin Newsom’s directive of March 15, 2020 closed most bars and regular venues for jazz across California no matter how small with rare exception. Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti issued an order on March 15, 2020 ordering all restaurants, bars, and live entertainment venues to close through March 31, 2020. On March 17, 2020, Orange County issued an order essentially forbidding all public gatherings through March 31, 2020. As of March 18, 2020 the Palm Springs area, San Bernardino County, Ventura County and San Diego County are all shutting down bars, restaurants and clubs through the end of March. LAjazz.com will do its best to keep you updated of further developments as they become available.
Governor Newsom has requested all persons 65 and over in California to self-quarantine until further notice.
Please feel free to reach out to us at LAjazzfeedback@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.
Be smart and help your local musicians, venues, and neighbors during this period – LAjazz.com will do its part to keep you up to date and informed seven days a week. Be safe out there, and remember what a gift live music is to all of us.