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.
The “Safe in the South Bay” program has been created for restaurants and businesses in El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Redondo Beach and Torrance. The Chambers of Commerce from those cities have partnered with Beach Cities Health District to provide health guidance and a self-certification process related to Los Angeles County’s Safer at Work and in the Community Health Officer Order. Learn more here.
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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: Appendix A 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.
• Protocol for Social Distancing: Appendix A
• Retail Establishments Opening for In-Person Shopping: Appendix B
• Grocery Stores and Retail Food Markets: Appendix B-1
• Warehousing, Manufacturing and Logistic Establishments: Appendix C
• Office Worksites: Appendix D
• Shopping Center Operators: Appendix E
• Places of Worship: Appendix F
• Vehicle Based Parades: Appendix G
• Hair Salons, Barbershops and Nail Salons: Appendix H
• Restaurants, Breweries and Wineries: Appendix I and Toolkit
• Music, Television and Film Production: Appendix J
• Day Camps: Appendix K
• Gyms & Fitness Establishments: Appendix L
• Museums, Galleries, Zoos and Aquariums: Appendix M
• Professional Sports Leagues and Facilities Open for Training Sessions and Spectator-Free Events: Appendix N
• Campgrounds, RV Parks and Cabin Rental Units: Appendix O
• Hotels, Lodging and Short-Term Rentals: Appendix P
• Cardrooms: Appendix Q
• Personal Care Establishments: Appendix R
• Appendix T1: Reopening Protocols for K-12 Schools
• Appendix T2: Protocol for COVID-19 Exposure Management Plan in K-12 Schools
• Miniature Golf, Batting Cages, and Go Cart Racing: Appendix V
❯ More Protocols
• K-12 Schools
• Retail Establishments Opening for Curbside Pickup
• Libraries Opening for Curbside Pickup
• Commercial Buildings
• Car Dealerships
• Car Washes
• Drive-In Movie Theaters
• Golf Courses
• Bike Parks
• Community Gardens
• Outdoor Playgrounds
• Outdoor Museums and Galleries
• Outdoor Equipment Rental Services
• Tennis and Pickle Ball Courts
• Public Swimming Pools
• Residential Swimming Pools
• Equestrian Centers
• Model Airplane Areas
• Outdoor Shooting Facilities
• Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Support Groups
• Public Demonstrations
❯ Guidance for food services
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