Community Update for Control of COVID-19

Community Update for Control of COVID-19
Posted on 07/02/2020
Contact Person:  Daisy Guerrero, Management Analyst
Phone:  (626) 569-2102

Community Update for Control of COVID-19

Effective July 1, 2020, the County of Los Angeles Public Health Order was revised in order to immediately address the serious recent regression of COVID-19. Indicators within the County of Los Angeles, which show troubling and substantial increases in new daily reported COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and the testing positivity rate, this Order requires the immediate temporary closure of specific activities and business sectors. This new revised Order aligns the County with both the Governor’s July 1, 2020, announcement requiring the closure of specific activities and business sectors and the State Public Healthy Officer’s phased reopening approach guided by the California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap. Please click here to review the revised Order.

Beginning Friday, July 3rd through Monday, July 6th at 5:00 a.m. all parking lots at City parks will be closed to prevent dangerous crowding that may result in the spread of COVID-19. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is ordering L.A. County beaches to also close during this time and for that same reason, the Department is also prohibiting fireworks displays in the County this July 4th holiday weekend.

Please note that specific higher-risk businesses and locations remain closed. Public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit must also remain prohibited. Higher-risk businesses and locations include:  

  • Lounges and nightclubs;
  • Bars, breweries, tasting rooms, craft distilleries, and wineries that possess a valid low risk restaurant permit issued by the County of Los Angeles;
  • Brewpubs, craft distilleries and wineries, with premises set aside for beer and/or wine tasting, that are exempt from the definition of a food facility by California Health and Safety Code Section 113789(c)(5), and do not hold a health permit for preparing and serving on site;
  • Public entertainment venues such as theaters, concert venues theme parks, and festivals;
  • Family entertainment centers such as bowling alleys, arcades and miniature golf courses, and batting cages;
  • All restaurants, but only for indoor, in-person onsite dining, is not permitted for at least 21 days, and until further notice;
  • Cardrooms, satellite wagering facilities, and racetrack onsite wagering facilities, for at least 21 days, and until further notice;
  • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds for children, except those located within a school or childcare center;
  • Outdoor portions of museums, galleries, botanical gardens, and outdoor facilities at zoos, aquariums, and other similar exhibitions spaces may remain open to the public. However, indoor portions and exhibits of museums, zoos and aquariums, are closed to the public for at least 21 days, and until further notice;
  • Indoor Mall or Shopping Center indoor food court dining and seating areas must close, for at least 21 days, and until further notice. Restaurants located within an Indoor Mall or Shopping Center may offer food for deliver, carry out, and outdoor table dining;
  • Hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas not located on residential property; and
  • All events and gatherings unless allowed by the health Order.

As a reminder, the recent regression of some of these COVID-19 indicators make it appropriate, at this time, to reimpose certain restrictions that are intended to limit person-to-person contact and sloe the current rates of community transmission. While we are making good progress, it’s important to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is still active. Residents, business owners and employees must observe physical distancing requirements and prevention techniques outlined above under the Safer at Home order. To learn more about the County of Los Angeles’ Roadmap to Recovery, please click here. Please remember that violation of or failure to comply with the County’s Order is a crime and punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.

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