Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the Public Health Officer has issued a temporary order to require additional safety measures across business sectors, gatherings, and outdoor recreation activities.
The temporary order takes effect November 30, 2020 and remains in effect through December 20, 2020.
Several of of the additional safety modifications in the order include the following changes to the existing Health Officer Order:
- Gatherings: All public and private gatherings with individuals not in your household are prohibited, except for outdoor church services and protests, which are constitutionally protected rights.
- Occupancy limits at various businesses; all individuals at these sites are required to wear face coverings and keep at least 6 feet of distance:
- Essential retail – 35% maximum occupancy
- Non-essential retail (includes indoor malls) – 20% maximum occupancy
- Personal care services – 20% maximum occupancy
- Fitness centers operating outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy
- Outdoor recreation activities all which require face coverings (except for swimming) and distancing:
- Beaches, trails, and parks remain open; gatherings at these sites with members outside your household are prohibited.
- Golf courses, tennis courts, pickleball, archery ranges, skate parks, bike parks, and community gardens remain open for individuals or members of a single household.
- Drive-in movies/events/car parades are permitted provided occupants in each car are members of one household
- Closed non-essential businesses/activities:
- Playgrounds (with the exception of playgrounds at childcare and schools)
As a reminder, the following mandates are currently in effect:
- Restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries remain closed for in-person dining and drinking. Restaurants, wineries and breweries remain open for pick-up, delivery, and take-out.
- A State-imposed overnight curfew that requires all non-essential work, gatherings and outdoor activities to stop from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. remains in effect until December 21, 2020.
To further reduce the spread of COVID-19, all residents are asked to remain at home as much as possible, except when traveling to and from an essential business or activity, wear face coverings when in public and maintain at least six feet of distance from non-household members.
Review entire Temporary Order, visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/HOO/HOO_SaferatHome_SurgeResponse.pdf
Download latest Stay at Home Order and all Business Operations Guidelines, visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/guidances.htm