Los Angeles County health officials issued new "safer-at-home" orders on Friday with stricter limits for November 30 through December 20.
"With the recent surge of COVID-19 across our community, we must take additional safety measures to reduce the risk of illness and death from this terrible virus and protect our health care system," said Barbara Ferrer, the county health director.
Residents have been ordered to stay home "as much as possible." Face coverings are required outside, including for all recreational activities, except swimming.
Gathering with anyone outside one's household is prohibited. Religious services and protests are exempt from restrictions.
Beaches, parks, and trails will stay open. Golf courses, tennis courts, and skate parks are open for individuals or groups from the same household. Playgrounds will close, except for those located in child care facilities.
Additional restrictions will be applied if the county exceeds a five-day threshold of 4,500 new coronavirus cases or if coronavirus hospitalizations exceed 2,000.