New Health Order: Indoor Activities Including In-Person Dining to Close
L.A. County is moving swiftly to address the increasing spread of COVID-19 across the county and has issued a revised Health Officer Order to follow a series of new state directives. The new directives have emphasized the need for L.A. County residents to avoid crowds, especially in indoor spaces.
Read the revised Safer at Work and in the Community Order (PDF)
The revised order includes:
The temporary closure of indoor, in-person dining at restaurants, indoor museums, indoor children’s museums, and indoor operations at zoos and aquariums, and cardrooms and satellite wagering facilities. If your business is impacted by these closures and you have questions about moving your operations outdoors, please contact the RPV Community Development Department at 310-544-5228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The lowest risk dining options are still drive-thru, delivery, takeout and curbside pickup. Being in enclosed spaces for long periods of time poses an increased risk for patrons. Outdoor dining offers increased ventilation; and can be achieved safely with limited capacity and tables spaced at least 6 feet apart. Strict adherence to public health guidelines must also be followed. Restaurant food servers must wear masks and face shields.
- As a reminder, the modified order requires businesses with three (or more) known cases of COVID-19 within the workplace over the span of 14 days to report the outbreak to the Department of Public Health.
Bars have also been ordered to remain closed
in all 19 counties on the state's watch list, including L.A. County.Additional requirements
are to be implemented at fitness facilities. While fitness facilities will remain open, all patrons and employees are required to wear cloth face coverings masks and gloves at all times while inside the fitness facility.
Family gatherings are traditional for the holiday weekend. This year, however, L.A. County residents should celebrate only with members of their immediate households.State enforcement strike teams will be deployed throughout California
, beginning today, targeting non-compliant workplaces in partnership with local public health departments and businesses.
It is more important than ever to follow prevention practices
outlined by the Department of Public Health:
- Please continue to wear your cloth facial covering.
- Practice physical distancing.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- And don’t touch your face.
People with underlying health conditions, who are at higher risk for serious illness or death due to COVID-19, should take special precautions and stay at home wherever possible.
Please contact your healthcare provider to request a test if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you don’t have a provider, please call 211 to get connected to one. Registration for test appointments next week at L.A. County-operated sites will be available starting Friday, July 3 at covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/