West Hollywood 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 West Hollywood 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)

City of West Hollywood Reopening

The City of West Hollywood is following the LA County business reopening guidelines.

City of West Hollywood Local Emergency Resolution

The City of West Hollywood has proclaimed a local emergency due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serve as the lead agencies. The City is working quickly to respond to community needs and this page is being updated as quickly as possible with links to resources, information, and relief for residents, businesses, and community members. For the latest public health information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), please follow @LAPublicHealth and @CDCgov on Twitter or visit covid19.ca.gov.

Eviction Moratorium FAQs

Effective March 16, 2020, the city has implemented a temporary moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent resulting from a financial impact due to COVID-19. 

Eviction Moratorium Urgency Ordinance Follow this link to view the eviction moratorium urgency ordinance.

For questions about rental housing or tenant or eviction protections, please email rsh@weho.org or call (323) 848-6450. Rent Stabilization and Housing staff are available and providing counseling and referrals Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


City of West Hollywood Small Business Resources

The City of West Hollywood is taking proactive actions to support businesses and workers during this unprecedented time. The city has made the following resources available to the local business community:

Toolkit for West Hollywood Businesses - A comprehensive resource for businesses impacted by COVID-19. This resource is continually updated by the city as new programs are announced and/or more information becomes available.

Local Business Relief Measures -  As a result of state and county public health orders, local businesses are experiencing forced closure, or major changes in normal operation, or intense increased demand for goods, all of which are challenging during this unprecedented health pandemic. The following is a list of items being implemented to provide relief to businesses at this time. For the full text, please refer to the City's Emergency Ordinance.

  • Defer Business Improvement District (BID) Assessments that are regularly due in March to July 1, 2020, and waive late fees

  • Defer Business Tax Certificates that are due in May to July 1, 2020, and waive late fees 

  • Defer Regulatory Business License fees on a three-month rolling basis 

  • Defer Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) - specifically for hotels and similar establishments, upon request and approval of City Manager 

  • Provide businesses a credit for the Outdoor Dining Encroachment Fees that have already been paid 

  • Provide businesses a credit for the Valet Meter Encroachment fees that have already been paid 

  • Allow existing restaurants within hotels to provide to-go meals to non-guests  

  • Allow off-site alcohol sales for restaurants offering to-go meals, per the State Alcoholic Beverage Control's Notice of Regulatory Relief

  • Relax parking standards and traffic plans for restaurants to provide easier access for customers 

  • Allow temporary banners for businesses featuring access to food, waiving location requirements outlined in zoning code. 

  • Allow temporary change of use from restaurant to grocery store/market 

  • Establish weekly meetings with business stakeholders to gather feedback on resources their businesses need 

  • Lobby state/federal legislature to assist businesses within the City of West Hollywood 

Excerpted from the City of West Hollywood Small Business Resources webpage.