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:

  • Hair salons: open indoors with modifications

  • Retail: open indoors with modifications

  • Malls: open indoors with limited food court capacity

  • Nail salons: open indoors with modifications

  • Electrolysis: open indoors with modifications

  • Personal care services (body waxing, etc.): open indoor with modifications

  • Tattooing and piercing: open indoors with modifications

  • Museums, zoos and aquariums: open indoors at 50% capacity

  • Places of worship: open indoors at 50% capacity

  • Movie theaters: open indoors at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer

  • Hotels: open with modifications, plus their indoor pools can open and fitness centers can open at 25% capacity

  • Gyms: open indoors at 25% capacity and can open indoor pools

  • Restaurants: open indoors at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer

  • Wineries, breweries and distilleries: open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer

  • Bars: outdoor only

  • Family entertainment centers: open indoors at 25% capacity for naturally distanced activities like bowling and rock climbing walls

  • Cardrooms: open indoors at 25% capacity

  • Non-essential offices: encourage telework but can reopen in-person work spaces

  • Professional sports: outdoor stadiums can have audiences up to 33% capacity

  • Schools: can reopen for in-person instruction after five days out of the purple tier

  • Theme parks: can reopen at 25% capacity

  • Live performances: outdoor only at 33% capacity (allowed indoors at limited capacity starting April 15)

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.

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Los Angeles, CA, 90048


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