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Los Angeles County residents are doing their part to follow the County’s “Safer at Home” Health Officer Order which has slowed the spread of COVID-19. Los Angeles County is now taking its first steps towards reopening businesses and getting people back to work!

Get up-to-date information from the County on re-opening process.
As of 7/13

County Health Officer Order Updated to Reflect State Modifications


Effective today, Los Angeles County will stop certain sector operations as ordered by the State. Closures include: all personal care services - including nail salons; massage & tattoo parlors; hair salons & barbershops; places of worship; gyms and fitness centers; offices of non-critical sectors; indoor malls and all indoor protests until further notice. 

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June 29, 2020

Today's update included a disturbing new milestones for LA County. The following are highlights from today's Department of Public Health (DPH) and Health Services (DHS) report:
1. A rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases.
  • LA County has surpassed 100,000 positive cases (100,772 cases, as of today).
  • Our positivity rate has jumped to nearly 9% (from 6% in late May), even as testing capacity has remained high.
2. Hospitalizations are on the rise in LA County. Transmission has increased &
    hospitalizations are increasing steeply.
  • In just 2 weeks, we have seen a 27% increase in daily hospitalizations (from 1,319 on May 14th to 1,669 on June 27th).
3. One in 140 people are infectious in LA County. Last week, that was 1 in 400.

As of 6/28
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As of 6/15
In case you missed it - LA County's Health Officer has lifted a number of Beach restrictions. If you're heading to the beach, LA County wants you to know:

  • Beaches are open for recreational and leisure use by individuals and households.
  • Beachgoers must wear a face covering when they are on the sand & around others, as well as maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance between themselves & individuals outside their household.
  • Chairs, canopies and coolers are allowed.
  • Parking lots are opened at limited capacity to avoid beach overcrowding.
  • Boardwalks and piers are open.

And because these changes may still leave you with questions, below you'll find highlights from LA County's Department of Beaches & Harbors most recent Beach Rules FAQ:

Do I really have to wear a face covering? Face coverings are only required when you are not in the water and around other people. If you’re not in the water and the beach is empty, you do not have to wear a face covering. Please keep a face covering with you that you can put on in case you find yourself near others.

Why are the beach volleyball nets gone? Can I use my own net? As part of the County’s actions to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Department removed all volleyball nets from the beaches it manages in March. While volleyball is considered active recreation, it is also a group sport. Both the Los Angeles County Health Officer’s Order and the State of California Health Order prohibit group sports at this time. Rest assured, when the restrictions are lifted, the Department of Beaches and Harbors will put the nets back. Because beach volleyball as a sport is currently banned, using private nets or setting up your own court on a public beach are violations of the Health Officer’s Order.

Are parking lots open? Some beach parking lots are open at a limited capacity to discourage illegal and dangerous parking on neighborhood streets. Open parking lots include those at White Point/Royal Palms beaches, Torrance Beach, Dockweiler State Beach, Will Rogers State Beach (Temescal Canyon Road), Malibu Surfrider Beach, Point Dume Beach and Zuma Beach. Other parking lots may remain closed as part of the effort to discourage crowds at the beaches. Check beach parking lot status in: 1) Hermosa Beach and/or 2) LA County.

Which access ways maintained by the Department of Beaches and Harbors in Malibu are open? The following accessways maintained by the Department of Beaches and Harbors are open to the public: 24314 Malibu Road, 24436 Malibu Road, 24604 Malibu Road, 24712 Malibu Road, 25118 Malibu Road, 31340 Broad Beach Road, and 31142 Broad Beach Road.

Other access ways remain closed due to staffing constraints. Department of Beaches and Harbors crews who previously opened and maintained the beach access ways in Malibu were redeployed to clean and sanitize restrooms. As part of the framework to reopen beaches, beach restrooms must be open, as well as cleaned and sanitized more often and to a higher standard. PLEASE NOTE: the Department of Beaches and Harbors does not maintain all beach access ways in Malibu. Some are maintained by the City of Malibu or the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.

Keep up with the latest Beach Updates by visiting LA County's Department of Beaches & Harbors website at

As of 6/14


What To Expect When Dining In a Restaurant
On May 29, in-person dining was allowed to resume in LA County. As restaurants begin to reopen (and patrons prepare to return to local favorites), LA County wants to make sure you know what to expect.

If you're ready for the in-person dining experience, be prepared to:

  1. Make a reservation in advance.
  2. Be asked to wait in your car or outside the restaurant until your table is ready.
  3. Be checked for COVID-19 symptoms (including cough and fever).
  4. Wear a face covering when you're not eating or drinking.
  5. Use a posted, single-use or digital menu.
  6. See sanitizing stations.
  7. See limited seating capacity & physical distance between you and other patrons.
  8. See servers & staff in face coverings and face shields.

As of 5/29

Read all of the  Reopening Protocols on County of Los Angeles Public Health website. Here are a few of the updates. 

As of 5/26
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LA County announced, today, its commitment to keeping residents "Safer At Work And In The Community", and is further aligning its COVID-19 recovery efforts with the State’s California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap. The new Health Officer Order, to be issued later today, allows for the resumption of faith-based services, in-store shopping at low-risk retail stores, drive-in movies and other recreational activities.

The following are highlights from today's Order, to be issued by LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH), which emphasizes physical distancing requirements, cloth face coverings and other safety protocols must be observed:

Faith-Based Organizations

Faith-based organizations may resume services, with the number of congregants limited to less than 25% of the building's capacity, or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is lower.

Indoor & Outdoor Retail Shopping Centers

All indoor and outdoor retail shopping centers may now open for business at 50% capacity.

Flea Markets, Swap Meets & Drive-Ins

All flea markets, swap meets and drive-in movie theaters may also resume operations.

Pools, Hot Tubs and Saunas

Pools, hot tubs and saunas that are in a multi-unit residence or part of a homeowners association may also now open.

Public Protests

Individuals may participate in an in-person protest as long as attendance is limited to 25% of the area's maximum occupancy, or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower.

County residents may take part in all-permitted activities while continuing to practice physical distancing and wearing a cloth face covering when in contact with others. You are still encouraged to remain in your residences, as much as practical, and limit close contact with others outside your household (both indoor and outdoor).

Gatherings of people not from the same household are still prohibited, except for faith-based services and in-person protests.

NOTE: should COVID-19 data indicators warrant, LA County may adjust orders to reflect specific County needs. Read today's press release on LA County's revised Health Officer Order.

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Californians have been staying home and saving lives since the start of our statewide stay-at-home order issued on March 19, 2020. These efforts have allowed the state to move forward on our roadmap for modifying the statewide order. 

We are now in early Stage 2, where retail (curbside and delivery only), related logistics and manufacturing and essential businesses can open. The state is issuing guidance to help these workplaces reopen safely. 

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Stage 2 expansion will be phased in gradually. Some communities may move through Stage 2 faster if they are able to show greater progress. Counties that have met the readiness criteria and worked with the California Department of Public Health can open more workplaces as outlined on the County Variance page.

Get up-to-date information from the State on re-opening process.