The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and state of California have reopening protocols and guidance for various industries and sectors to reopen safely. Please note, LA County can be more restrictive that the state in their reopening protocols and guidance.
Before businesses reopen, they are required to prepare, implement and post their plan for adhering to directives including distancing and infection control practices that protect both employees and customers. Find the Protocol for Social Distancing here.
Reopening protocols: Under the Health Officer Order, the following businesses are allowed to reopen at this time. As LA County moves through recovery and more businesses are allowed to reopen, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will release reopening protocols for those industries and sectors.
- Retail Establishments
- Retail Establishments Opening for Curbside Pickup
- Shopping Center Operators
- Warehousing, Manufacturing and Logistic Establishments
- Office Worksites
- Places of Worship
- Hair Salons and Barbershops
- Restaurants for On-Site Dining
- Car Dealerships
- Car Washes
- Golf Courses
- Bike Parks
- Community Gardens
- Outdoor Museums and Galleries
- Tennis and Pickle Ball Courts
- Residential Swimming Pools
- Equestrian Centers
- Model Airplane Areas
- Outdoor Shooting Facilities
- Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Support Groups
- Vehicle Based Parades
- Public Demonstrations
Resources for businesses:
Guidance for food services:
- Food Facilities
- Restaurants Offering Grocery Items
- Food Street Vendors
- Farmers Markets
- Delivery and Pickup of Food
- Charitable Feeding Operations
For more information, visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
California: Find industry guidance for auto dealerships, communications infrastructure, construction, delivery services, energy and utilities, hotels and lodging, office workspaces, ports, real estate transaction, retail and much more.
United States: The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention released the following decision tree tool to assist various businesses in making reopening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially to protect vulnerable workers. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.
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For more information on COVID-19, visit:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
California COVID-19 Response - covid19.ca.gov
California Department of Public Health
Los Angeles County COVID-19 Response - covid19.lacounty.gov
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
World Health Organization