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City of West Hollywood
Monday November 23rd, 2020 :: 05:00 p.m. PST


COVID-19 Update - Los Angeles County To Restrict Dining at Restaurants, Breweries, Wineries, and Bars.

The City of West Hollywood is making every effort to respond to community needs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out that Los Angeles County has announced that it will restrict dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries, and bars as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase significantly with the five-day average of new cases increasing to more than 4,000 cases. According to LA County: 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 take-out, drive thru, and delivery services. In-person dining will not be allowed, at minimum, for three weeks, following taking effect. Restrictions take effect on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 10 p.m. and will remain in effect for a minimum of three weeks. Wineries and breweries may continue their retail operations adhering to current protocols. Businesses in this sector have been notified via email by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

LA County Reopening Protocols, a COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, the Roadmap to Recovery, and additional guidance is available on the LA County Public Health website at

This latest restriction follows a State of California Limited Stay at Home Order, which became effective in counties (such as Los Angeles County) under Tier One (Purple) of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 10 p.m. and will last through Monday, December 21, 2020, at 5 a.m. and may be extended or revised as needed. The Order requires that all gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside the residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation with members of other households cease between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., except for those activities associated with the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure or required by law.

The State of California has also issued a Travel Advisory urging Californians to stay home or in the region and to avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries and urges visitors entering California or returning home from travel outside California to self-quarantine to slow the spread of COVID-19. The advisory recommends that individuals limit their interactions to their immediate households and urges people to only travel for essential duties, defined as travel for work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.

To respond to an increase in the number residents who will be staying at home at this time, the City of West Hollywood is immediately suspending the following parking regulations until December 21, 2020: Permit parking enforcement on all residential streets; Street sweeping enforcement; and AM/PM peak hour enforcement on Fountain Avenue. Safety violations will continue to be enforced. Please contact the Parking Violations Bureau at (800) 687-2458 with all citation related questions.

New restrictions and advisories are aimed at protecting the public health and safety of community members and ensuring the capacity to be effectively treated in the region’s hospitals. The State of California and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are reporting an alarming surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Public Health officials also report that “Coronavirus Fatigue” may translate to apathy and resistance to health and safety warnings, such as recommendations for wearing face coverings and maintaining social distancing and COVID-19 safety protocols.

The LA County Public Health Order revises the Order that took effect on Friday, November 20, which included:

  • For non-essential businesses permitted to operate indoors — including retail stores, offices, and personal care services — occupancy will be limited to 25 percent maximum capacity.
  • Services at personal care establishments may only be provided by appointment to customers wearing face coverings by staff wearing face coverings.
    • Services that require either the customer or the staff to remove their face covering, such as facials and shaves, are not permitted.
    • Food and drinks cannot be served at these establishments to customers.
  • Restaurants, breweries, wineries, bars, and all other non-essential retail establishments must close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Outdoor gatherings remain the only gatherings permitted, and they must only include 15 people maximum who are members of no more than 3 households. Indoor gatherings with people outside of the immediate household are not permitted.
The County continues to anticipate the potential continued surge of cases and hospitalizations. The County has established thresholds for additional actions if cases or hospitalizations continue to increase. If the five-day average of cases in the County becomes 4,500 or more or hospitalizations are more than 2,000 per day, the following restriction will be added by Los Angeles County:
  • A Targeted Safer at Home Order will be instituted for three weeks. The Order would only allow essential workers and those securing essential services to leave their homes.
  • A 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew would be mandated, with essential workers exempt.
Thanksgiving and upcoming holidays present enormous challenges for Public Health officials, who are urging people to stay home and stay in their households. Public Health officials are concerned about the potential for an even higher rise in positive infections and hospitalizations in the weeks ahead as people gather for holiday celebrations, even as experts strongly encourage people to stay safe at home.

Public Health officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are concerned that people who are not exhibiting symptoms may unknowingly infect others including 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 your face. Public Health officials recommend that everyone continue to follow physical distancing and infection control directives and wear a clean 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

The City of West Hollywood coronavirus updates are available at and the City encourages community members to follow @wehocity on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and turn on notifications for up-to-date information regarding details in the City of West Hollywood.

To view essential-business City meetings, tune in to WeHoTV at: Meetings can also be accessed via:
  • Spectrum Channel 10 (in West Hollywood)
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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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