City of Los Angeles COVID-19 Updates

Los Angeles County Expanded COVID-19 Guidance

The city is largely following the LA County reopening guidelines (available on the reopening resources page). 

As Los Angeles County takes steps to curb the re-emergence of the coronavirus, the City of Los Angeles will be following the county's guidance. Highlights are below:

  • For non-essential businesses permitted to operate indoors—including retail stores, offices, personal care services—occupancy will be limited to 25% maximum capacity.

  • To reduce the possibility for crowding and the potential for exposures in settings where people are not wearing their face coverings, restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars will only be able to offer take-out, drive thru, and delivery services. Wineries and breweries may continue their retail operations adhering to current protocols. In person dining will not be allowed, at minimum, through December 11.

  • The number of customers at cardrooms, outdoor mini-golf, go-karts and batting cages will be limited to 50% maximum outdoor capacity.

  • Services at personal care establishments may only be provided by appointment to customers wearing face coverings by staff wearing face coverings.

  • Services that require either the customer or the staff to remove their face covering, such as facials and shaves, are not permitted.

  • Food and drinks cannot be served at these establishments to customers.

  • Restaurants, breweries, wineries, bars, and all other non-essential retail establishments must close from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

  • Outdoor gatherings remain the only gatherings permitted, and they must only include 15 people maximum who are members of no more than 3 households.

  • The Health Officer Order will be amended to reflect the above restrictions.

Expanded Testing

With the City surpassing more than 2 million tests conducted since launching their testing program –– and with flu season beginning and case numbers rising, the city is staying prepared with greater capacity at: Dodger Stadium, now open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., with the ability to test up to 13,000 people per day. All other testing sites are now open two hours longer than before –– from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Safer L.A. Reopening Guidance

The City of Los Angeles has released 'Safer L.A.' reopening toolkits for businesses in all sectors. These guidelines are meant to establish a baseline for the safe reopening and operation of business as the city emerges from COVID-19, and to help workers and businesses take responsible steps toward resuming work, serving customers and rebuilding the economy. Key documents are:

Safer at Home Order Updated June 1st - Guidance on Showings

The Safer at Home Order was updated on April 27th to provide clarity on the leasing and showing of housing units under the emergency order.
 

  • Housing units and real property may be shown, provided that appointments and other residential viewings occur virtually. (The April 27 order updates the April 10 order to read 'housing units' instead of 'vacant units.'

    • If a virtual viewing is not feasible, by appointment with no more than two visitors at a time residing within the same household or living unit and one individual showing the unit.

    • In-person visits are not permitted when a tenant occupant is still residing in the residence, unless the owner first obtains the tenant’s written consent.

Resources for Homeowners and Renters

Per order of Mayor Eric Garcetti, for the duration of this local emergency period, landlords cannot evict residential and commercial tenants who are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible residential tenants also have 12 months following the expiration of the local emergency period to repay any missed rent during the emergency period, and commercial tenants have three months to pay back their rent, per the mayor's March 30 update to the pre-existing emergency order. Click here to learn more.

Tel: 310.967.8800
6330 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA, 90048

 

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