Los Angeles County is moving swiftly to align its Health Officer Order with the guidance issued today by the state of California and key sectors will be able to reopen immediately.
By Friday, the County anticipates the reopening of additional key sectors—including outdoor restaurant dining —with additional safeguards in place to protect employee and customer safety as we continue to experience high caseloads and transmission rates.
Until Friday, the County will be operating under the Health Officer order of November 25, 2020, which allows key sectors to reopen today, including personal care services with capacity limitations, outdoor fitness facilities and outdoor family entertainment centers. Small private outdoor gatherings with 3 households are also allowed under this order. Full details of that order are available on Public Health’s website.
On Friday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health plans to issue a new Health Officer Order allowing for restaurants to reopen for outdoor dining with occupancy limits and masking requirements for all staff. The department will also rescind the hours of operation restrictions for non-essential businesses, which have been required close from 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
In order to prevent another increase in cases that leads the County back to more restrictions, as sectors re-open, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health strongly encourages everyone to follow the infection control protocols: wear a face covering, maintain physical distance and avoid large gatherings and crowds. In addition, if you are at high risk for serious complications from COVID-19, we strongly recommend you continue to stay home as much as possible.
Allowable starting today
Private gatherings Limited to 3 households & total of 15 persons; outdoors only
Family Entertainment Centers Open for outdoor operations (50%)
Museums, zoos, aquariums Open for outdoor operations
Cardrooms Outdoor operations at 50%
Miniature golf, go karts, batting cages Outdoor operations at 50%
Outdoor recreational activity Open
Hotels, Motels Tourism and individual travel allowed
Fitness facilities Open for outdoor operations
Personal care Open at 25% indoor capacity
Indoor mall, shopping center, lower-risk retail Open at 25% indoor capacity; food courts and common areas closed
Restrictions Remaining in Effect Until January 29th
Restaurants, wineries & breweries Take-out only, no outdoor dining
Restricted hours Non-essential businesses closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.