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Update on LA County Business Closure and Reopening

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To streamline updates on closures and re-opening, Governor Newsom has published California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This blueprint will outline what industries in each county can open based on confirmed COVID-19 data.

In this article, we hope to share up to date information on which Los Angeles County businesses can open.

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While Governor Newsom's order isn't as restrictive as earlier others from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's still important to note that California has a long way to go before it truly re-opens. At the moment, Los Angeles County is still in the 'Purple Tier', which is the most restrictive tier for municipalities.

The Following Sectors MUST Close

As of the date of publishing, November 18th, ALL counties must close in-door operations in these sectors:

  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Movie theaters
  • Family entertainment centers (for example, bowling alleys, miniature golf,
    batting cages and arcades)
  • Stadiums and festivals
  • Lounges and nightclubs

The Following In-door Sectors/Activities May Open Under Certain Conditions

These sectors may open under certain conditions, such as reduced occupancy, mandated social distancing guidelines, and face mask requirements. Moreover, as of Friday, November 20th, LA County has imposed a curfew on ALL non-essential businesses and follow new occupancy guidelines. Businesses have to close by 10 P.M. and may open at 6 A.M.

  • Grocery stores, food markets, pharmacies, whole-sale
  • Lower risk retail stores, such as bookstores, furniture stores, and clothing stores
  • Offices for non-essential sectors
  • Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing, and tattoo parlors
  • Breweries, Brewpubs, and Wineries for retail sale only - no on-site consumption is permitted
  • Malls
  • Protests

To see the specific guidelines for your industry, click HERE.

The Following Out-door Sectors May Open Under Certain Conditions

  • Outdoor dining service may continue only at 50% occupancy
  • Places of worship, including weddings and funerals
  • Fitness centers
  • Zoos and museums

We're Here to Support You

During these uncertain times, BOMA/GLA is here to offer resources and support for commercial property owners.

As such, for more on required protocols for office, retail, and restaurants, we encourage you to visit our BOMA/GLA Coronavirus Resource Center. And, for webinars on how to prepare your building for reopening, check out our new Online Learning Center.  

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