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City of West Hollywood
Wednesday July 1st, 2020 :: 05:31 p.m. PDT


Advisory - LA County Revises Health Order Requiring Closure of Indoor On-Site Dining and Certain Other Indoor Activities

The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out that Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that certain indoor business operations, including indoor dine-in service at restaurants, will no longer be permitted at this time in counties throughout California that are on a monitoring list documenting the transmission of coronavirus and rising positivity rates of COVID-19. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LA County Public Health) has followed with an announcement that it will heed Governor Newsom’s directive and will issue a revised Health Officer Order, to be posted at directing the 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.

The closure of indoor in-person dining at restaurants includes restaurants in the City of West Hollywood, which is in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Takeout, pickup, curbside, and outdoor dining will be continued to be permitted at restaurants in adherence with infection control protocols established by LA County Public Health.

Additionally, the LA County Health Officer 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 LA County Public Health. Employers who have one known case within the workplace must have a protocol that requires that person to self-isolate at home and anyone exposed to self-quarantine.

Bars remain closed and all events and gatherings remain prohibited unless specifically permitted in the LA County Health Officer Order. Additionally, face coverings and gloves must be worn at fitness facilities at all times.

On Monday, June 29, 2020, LA County Public Health additionally issued a temporary order to close beaches and related parking and paths, as well as to prohibit fireworks displays between Friday, July 3, 2020 and Monday, July 6, 2020.

According to LA County Public Health, there has been a sharp increase in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The timing of these increases is in line with the reopening of key sectors, including bars and restaurants, which are places where people remove their face coverings to eat and drink while they may be socializing with people not in their households.

LA County Public Health has noted significant increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations and the testing positivity rate. Forty-one percent of cases are now among individuals between the ages of 18 and 40. While cases in this age range typically have low risk for serious illness or death, LA County Public Health is concerned that people may unknowingly infect parents, grandparents, and friends and family who have underlying health conditions and who are at greater risk for serious illness and death.

The City of West Hollywood has declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. When in public, community members should maintain your space with social (physical) distancing of at least six feet, and cover that face to adhere to City, County, and State requirements for the use of face coverings. Face coverings are not required for young children under two-years-old; children between two- and eight-years-old should only wear face coverings with adult supervision; and people with certain medical conditions are exempt from this requirement. Public Health officials recommend that everyone must continue to follow physical distancing and infection control directives and wear a clean cloth face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth when in contact with other people not in your household.

The City encourages residents to remain home as much as is practical and limit close contact with others outside of a household. Additionally, people 65 years old or older and all people of any age with underlying health conditions should remain at home whenever possible; people in these categories should only leave their residences to seek medical care, exercise, or obtain food or other necessities.

West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to the public and has suspended all in-person transactions. Most public City buildings, playgrounds, and facilities remain closed. City Hall remains accessible for business and essential services with transactions to be conducted by phone (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at
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For updates and information about the current numbers of COVID-19 cases in the United States and in Los Angeles County, the spread of the virus, severity, treatments, precautions, and other important public health information in multiple languages, please visit websites for: For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, please contact the LA County Department of Public Health Chief Communications Officer, Carl A. Kemp, at (213) 240-8144 or [email protected].

For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about the City of West Hollywood, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Public Information Officer, Sheri A. Lunn, at (323) 848-6391 or [email protected].

City of West Hollywood
8300 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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