COVID-19 Update: L.A. County to Suspend Outdoor Dining at Restaurants
Today, November 22, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced that because the five-day average of new COVID-19 cases in L.A. County increased to more than 4,000 cases, the Health Officer Order will be modified to restrict dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars. The modified order will take effect Wednesday, November 25 at 10 p.m.
To reduce the possibility for crowding and the potential for exposures in settings where people are not wearing their face coverings, restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars will only be able to offer takeout, drive-thru, and delivery services. Wineries and breweries may continue their retail operations adhering to current protocols. In-person dining will not be allowed, at minimum, for the next three weeks.
Currently, the five-day average is 4,097 new cases.
If the five-day average of cases is 4,500 or more or hospitalizations are more than 2,000 per day, a Targeted Safer at Home Order will be issued for three weeks. The order would offer additional restrictions while allowing essential and emergency workers and those securing essential services to leave their homes.
For the latest updates, visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/coronavirus.