County Announces Safer At Work and in the Community Order
Los Angeles County announced its commitment to keeping residents, "Safer At Work And In The Community", and is further aligning its COVID-19 recovery efforts with the State’s California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap. The new Health Officer Order issued today allows for the resumption of faith-based services, in-store shopping at low-risk retail stores, drive-in movies, and other recreational activities.
The following are highlights from today's Order, issued by LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH), which emphasizes physical distancing requirements, cloth face coverings, and other safety protocols that must be observed:
Faith-based organizations may resume services, with the number of congregants limited to less than 25% of the building's capacity, or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is lower.
Indoor & Outdoor Retail Shopping Centers
All indoor and outdoor retail shopping centers may now open for business at 50% capacity.
Flea Markets, Swap Meets & Drive-Ins
All flea markets, swap meets, and drive-in movie theaters may also resume operations.
Pools, Hot Tubs, and Saunas
Pools, hot tubs, and saunas that are in a multi-unit residence or part of a homeowners association may also now open.
Individuals may participate in an in-person protest as long as attendance is limited to 25% of the area's maximum occupancy, or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower.
County residents may take part in all-permitted activities while continuing to practice physical distancing and wearing a cloth face covering when in contact with others. You are still encouraged to remain in your residences, as much as practical, and limit close contact with others outside your household (both indoor and outdoor).
Gatherings of people not from the same household are still prohibited, except for faith-based services and in-person protests.
For more information please visit:
- County of Los Angeles: covid19.lacounty.gov
- County of Los Angeles Public Health: publichealth.lacounty.gov
- California Department of Public Health: cdph.ca.gov
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov
- Los Angeles County residents can also call 2-1-1