Mayor Eric Garcetti said there will be "no radical changes "coming to Los Angeles in the next week or so."
“We are not going back to a pre-Covid-19 life any time soon,” he told CNN's Jake Tapper.
Garcetti emphasized the plans in Southern California will proceed slowly with reopening so restrictions don’t need to be tightened.
On schools: Garcetti said the county needs to be doing about 15,000 tests a day in order to possibly reopen schools in September or August.
He said it is going to be important to test students multiple times.
"There's no question we're going to have to have our young people not just testing once and you're good to go to school, but at least weekly if not more frequently to make sure nobody infectious is going to school even if they don't have symptoms," he said.
In higher education, the California State University system announced plans to cancel nearly all in-person classes through the fall semester to reduce spread of coronavirus earlier today.