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 (BCHD) 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. The program also seeks to give consumers confidence that participating businesses are committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure the health of their customers and employees.
The Safe in the South Bay program is open to all businesses in participating cities. To participate, businesses will need to self-certify that they are following the Los Angeles County reopening protocols, which include:
- Enforce use of face coverings for employees and customers
- Practice physical distancing of at least six feet
- Enact temperature/symptom checks for employees and customers
- Conduct regular cleanings and frequent disinfection
- Provide hand sanitizer for employees and customers
- Limit amount of contact required at point of purchase
- Post a copy of the Los Angeles County reopening protocol at the business’ entrance and distribute copies to employees
Each business must also fill out the Safe in the South Bay pledge. Businesses can access the Safe in the South Bay pledge at each Chamber’s website. They will fill out a pledge and can display the Safe in the South Bay seal at the entrance of their business.
- El Segundo Chamber of Commerce
- Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce
- Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce
- Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
- Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce
- Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce
If you're interested in joining the regional Safe in the South Bay program, fill out the interest form here.
The Safe in the South Bay seal is a way for consumers to easily identify businesses who have, in good faith, completed the self-certification process to reopen. All businesses in the county need to plan, implement and post the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s reopening protocol in accordance with the Health Officer Order. Learn more about the sector reopening protocols here.
Read the press release here.
Participating South Bay Businesses
Sign Up for Email Updates
To receive email updates, sign up for the BCHD newsletter here.
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