Businesses

***UPDATE:

Effective Monday, June 28, 2021, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health updated the Safer Return at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Order. For a complete copy of of the revised order, please click here

Effective Friday, May 14, 2021, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has revised the Health Officer Order to provide clarifying language for professional services businesses, including residential and commercial real estate. For a complete copy of the revised order, please click here.

Effective Thursday, May 6, 2021, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has revised the Health Officer Order to align with the Yellow Tier safety modifications of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.  

Below are the updates to the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Order:

  • Amusement/Theme Parks/Fairs can increase capacity to 35%. Fully vaccinated out of state visitors are permitted.
  • Bars that do not provide meals can operate indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. Masking always required, except when eating or drinking; drinking and eating only while seated. Tables must be at least 6 feet apart and no counter seating/service. Maximum of 6 people from one household per table; if everyone in a group is vaccinated, 6 people can sit together from up to 6 different households.  TV viewing is permitted. No live entertainment permitted indoors. Outdoors tables can have a maximum 8 persons per table from up to 3 different households; if everyone in a group is vaccinated, 8 people sit together from up to 8 different households.  Live entertainment and TV viewing permitted outdoors. No counter seating/service.
  • Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries that do not serve meals can increase indoors capacity to 50% or 200 people, whichever is fewer. No live entertainment permitted indoors. These establishments will follow the same public health directives as bars for their outdoor areas.
  • Restaurants can increase capacity for indoor dining to 50% capacity with continued safety modifications. There must be 6 feet distancing between tables.  Maximum of 6 people from one household per table; if everyone in a group is vaccinated, 6 people can sit together from up to 6 different households
  • Cardrooms/Racetracks/Satellite Wagering Facilities can operate indoors at 50% capacity. There must be 6-feet of distancing between tables and masks are always required. Food and beverages remain banned at the tables.
  • Fitness Centers can operate indoors at 50% capacity. Masks are always required unless swimming.
  • Movie Theatres can operate at 50% capacity. Reserved seating only where each group is seated with at least 6 feet of distance between any other groups (in all directions); capacity is limited to ensure that there is at least 6 feet of distance between groups. Seating sections can be established for fully vaccinated people without 6 feet distancing requirements provided there is 3 feet of distance between these sections and other seats in the theatre. Eating is allowed in only designated areas or in your reserved seat.
  • Family Entertainment Centers can operate at 50% capacity, 75% if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination. Masks are required.
  • Grocery and Retail Stores capacity remains limited to 75% with continued requirement for distancing of at least 6 feet between customers.
  • Hair Salons, Barbershops and Personal Care Services can operate at 75% capacity with masks required, except for services where customers need to remove their masks. For services where customers must remove their face coverings, staff must wear a fitted N95 mask or a face covering with a face shield.
  • Museums, Zoos and Aquariums can be open indoors at 75% capacity with safety modifications.
  • Waterparks can operate at 40% capacity with safety modifications.
  • Youth and Adult Recreational Sports and Community Sporting Events can apply to Public Health for approval for athletic events, tournaments or competitions that involve more than two teams or multiple individuals.  Indoor moderate and high contact sports are permitted following Collegiate Sports Protocols, which includes regular testing.
  • Live Event and Performance Indoor venues up to 1,500 guests can operate at a maximum of 25% capacity or 50% if guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination. Venues with 1,501 guests and above can operate at 10% capacity of 2,000 people; whichever is fewer or 50% capacity for tested or fully vaccinated guests.
  • Live Event and Performance Outdoor venues can expand to 67% capacity with safety modifications.
For full details, please visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov

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.

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 the Housing Division 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: disasterhelpcenter@lacounty.gov

Link: https://lacountyhelpcenter.org/for-business-owners/

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 ltrinh@cityofrosemead.org.