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L.A. County Moves Forward on Roadmap to Recovery

Los Angeles County continues its journey on its five-stage Roadmap to Recovery. Starting May 29, the County is including in permitted the opening of hair salons, barbershops, and in-person dining with safeguards. Until the final stage five is reached, Health Officer Orders and directives will continue to ensure that the slow spread of COVID-19 preventing a potential overwhelming surge of cases at healthcare facilities. 

Key, specific guidelines for customers at hair salons, barbershops and in-person restaurant dining are below:

Barbershops and hair salons

  • Physical distancing measures will be in place.
  • Employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Clients feeling unwell should reschedule their appointment.
  • Everyone, including clients, must wear cloth face coverings while in the salon or barber shop and clients are encouraged to wear face coverings with earloops to ensure the face covering does not interfere with the hair service.
  • Magazines, coffee and other amenities will not be available.
  • Clients are encouraged to use credit cards and contactless payment systems. If electronic or card payment is not possible, customers should come with exact cash payment or check, if available.
  • Stylists may only serve one client at a time.

For the detailed protocols visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/.

Personal grooming that is still closed, or prohibited, at this time:

  • Nail salons
  • Spa services, including massage, facials and waxing

In-person dining in restaurants

  • Physical distancing measures will be in place.
  • Employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Patrons feeling unwell should not eat at a restaurant.
  • Outdoor seating and curbside pickup are prioritized.
  • Reservations will be encouraged.
  • Customers will be asked to wait for their table in their cars or outside the restaurant to prevent crowds from gathering.
  • Diners must wear cloth face coverings when not eating.
  • Bar areas will be closed.
  • Occupancy capacity will be limited to 60% for the next three weeks.

For the detailed protocol visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/.

Los Angeles County is under a Safer At Work And In The Community order and public and private gatherings of people outside of a single household unit are not permitted except for public protests and faith-based services, which are permitted to operate with limits on the number of participants.

Everyone must continue to follow physical distancing and infection control protocols and wear a cloth face covering when in contact with others not in your household.

Still closed are:

  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Beach piers
  • Indoor entertainment venues including arcades, bowling alleys, movie theaters, live performance theaters, concert halls, stadiums, arenas, theme parks, gaming facilities and festivals
  • Indoor museums, galleries and zoos
  • Click here for a detailed list of what’s open and closed in L.A. County

The Health Officer Order also provides guidelines for public protests. In-person protests are permitted as long as attendance is limited to 25% of the area's maximum occupancy, or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower.

Previously allowed activities included the reopening of all lower risk businesses that are not located in an indoor mall or shopping center. Beaches and beach paths are now open for active recreation such as swimming, walking, and jogging. Parking lots are open at some of these locations, however no group gatherings or activities such as picnicking and sun-bathing are allowed. Recreation such as tennis courts, equestrian centers, shooting and archery ranges, and community gardens are also now open. Manufacturing and logistic businesses that service retail have also been able to reopen and car parades for graduations have also been cleared. Newly opening places of business must post their customer and employee plans for adhering to infectious disease process and distancing. 

Don’t forget to practice physical distancing and wear your face mask whenever engaging in public activities. For more information on the Los Angeles County Roadmap to Recovery, click here.