COVID-19 Update: Regional Stay Home Order Lifted; Outdoor Dining to Reopen Friday
Today, the State of California lifted the Regional Stay Home Order and moved all counties back into the Blueprint for a Safer Economy color-coded tiers. Los Angeles County, along with the majority of the state, is in the most restrictive purple tier.
By Friday, the county anticipates the reopening of additional key sectors — including outdoor restaurant dining — with additional safeguards in place to protect employee and customer safety as we continue to experience high caseloads and transmission rates.
With the lifting of the Regional Stay Home Order, the L.A. County Health Officer Order that was issued on November 25 is now in effect until a new Health Officer Order is issued on Friday to more fully align with the sector openings permitted in the purple tier. The new Health Officer Order will allow restaurants to reopen for outdoor dining with occupancy limits and masking requirements for all staff. The L.A. County Department of Public Health will also rescind the hours of operation restrictions for non-essential businesses, which have been required close from 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
The following is allowed starting today with adherence to all of the sector specific directives to ensure distancing, wearing of face coverings, and infection control:
- Private gatherings outdoors up to 3 households and up to a total of 15 people
- Museums, zoos, aquariums outdoor operations at 50% occupancy
- Cardrooms outdoor operations at 50% occupancy
- Miniature golf, go karts, batting cages outdoor operations at 50% occupancy
- Outdoor recreational activities are open
- Hotels and motels for tourism and individual travel allowed
- Fitness facilities open for outdoor operations
- Personal care services open indoors at 25% capacity
- Indoor mall, shopping center, lower-risk retail open at 25% indoor capacity; food courts and common areas closed
The following restrictions remain in effect until January 29:
- Restaurants, wineries and breweries remain open for pick-up, delivery, and take-out only.
- Non-essential businesses closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others.
For the latest updates, visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/coronavirus