***UPDATE:  Effective July 13, 2020, the following types of business must cease all indoor operations:

  • Restaurants
  • Fitness centers
  • Places of worship
  • Indoor protests
  • Offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors
  • Personal care services (ex. nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors)
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Malls
  • Wineries
  • Movie theaters and family entertainment
  • Zoos
  • Museums ***

 ***UPDATE: Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Application during COVID -19 Local Emergency

On July 1, 2020, all restaurants were ordered to temporarily cease indoor dining operations due to an increase in new daily reported COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and the testing positivity rate. 
 In order to respond to the economic impact of COVID-19 on the City of Rosemead's restaurant business community, an Emergency Service Order (No. 20-01) was signed, which allows restaurants to apply for a Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Application during COVID -19 Local Emergency. To obtain a copy of the application, please click here. For more information or questions relating to the permit, please contact Planning & Economic Development Manager Lily Valenzuela at 626-569-2142 or .***

***UPDATE: As an economic stimulus measure in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Council approved a temporary one year 50% reduction in the City’s Business License Fees for new and renewal licenses between July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Please click here for more information.***

***UPDATE: On May 29, 2020 Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-66-20 which extends the paragraphs relating to residential and commercial evictions in Executive Order N-28-20 by 60-days until July 28, 2020. This allows local governments to continue to halt evictions for renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Rosemead Urgency Ordinance No. 994 states, “Should the Governor extend Order N-28-20, this Ordinance will continue automatically beyond May 31, 2020 to the date of the Governor’s extension, unless superseded.”

As such, Rosemead’s Eviction Moratorium is still in effect and in full force until July 28, 2020 or until the City chooses otherwise by a new ordinance. Please continue to check back for updates or call Lucia Medina-Whittaker at 626-569-2153.***

The County of Los Angeles has developed an online help center for business owners impacted by COVID-19. To reach the Business and Worker Disaster Help Center please contact (833) 238-4450 or email at:


Additionally, the City of Rosemead’s Economic Development team, has gathered various resources to help business owners during this very difficult time, from disaster emergency loans through the Small Business Administration to local resources like the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, please see links on the left column.

Finally, we remain committed to leading with care and transparency to assist you and the community during this time. If you would like to explore resources or ideas on how to help your business, please contact the Rosemead Chamber of Commerce at 626-288-0811. You may also contact the City’s Planning and Economic Development Manager, Lily Valenzuela, at 626-569-2142 or email