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City of West Hollywood
Monday November 30th, 2020 :: 05:12 p.m. PST


City of West Hollywood advises community to follow LA County Safer at Home orders as COVID-19 cases surge.

This is a WEHO ALERT from the City of West Hollywood. 

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 the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has announced a new Temporary Targeted Health Officer Safer at Home Order as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase significantly. Individuals are advised to stay home, except to travel to and from essential businesses and activities. A summary from LA County Public Health identifies specific changes required by the Order:

According to LA County: New COVID-19 cases are rising at alarming levels and the number of people hospitalized continues to increase. The Safer at Home Order went into effect on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. and will remain in effect until at least 11:59 p.m. on December 20, 2020, and may be extended. Community members are advised to stay home as much as possible except for essential activities and to always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others. 
Additional revisions in the LA County Public Health Order include:

  • Gatherings: All public and private gatherings with individuals not in your household are prohibited, except for faith-based services and protests, which are constitutionally protected rights.
  • Occupancy limits at various businesses; all individuals at these sites are required to wear face coverings and keep at least 6 feet of distance:
    • Essential retail – 35% maximum occupancy
    • Non-essential retail (includes indoor malls) – 20% maximum occupancy
    • Personal care services – 20% maximum occupancy
    • Libraries – 20% maximum occupancy
    • Fitness centers operating outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy
    • Museums galleries, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens operating outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy
    • Mini-golf, batting cages, go-kart racing operating outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy
  • Outdoor recreation activities all which require face coverings (except for swimming) and distancing:
    • Beaches, trails, and parks remain open; gatherings at these sites with members outside your household are prohibited.
    • Golf courses, tennis courts, pickleball, archery ranges, skate parks, bike parks, and community gardens remain open for individuals or members of a single household.  Pools that serve more than one household may open only for regulated lap swimming with one person per lane.
    • Drive-in movies/events/car parades are permitted provided occupants in each car are members of one household.
  • Schools:
    • Schools and day camps that are open may remain open, adhering to re-opening protocols. TK-12 Schools and Day Camps with an outbreak (3 cases or more over 14 days) must close for 14 days.
  • Closed non-essential businesses/activities:
    • Playgrounds (with the exception of playgrounds at childcare and schools).
    • Cardrooms.
To adhere to the LA County Public Health Order, playgrounds at Plummer Park and West Hollywood Park have been closed.

This new Order follows restrictions that went into effect on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. 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 may only offer take-out, drive thru, and delivery services. In-person dining is currently not allowed. 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

There a concurrent 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, additionally, 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.

To respond to an increase in the number residents who will be staying at home at this time, the City of West Hollywood has suspended 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 have been issued as a response to the recent substantial rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The LA County Public Health Officer expects both the number of new cases and hospitalizations to continue to rapidly increase. Without rapid public health interventions, continued and substantial increases in both cases and hospitalizations will stress the healthcare system. This stress will limit the availability of Intensive Care Unit beds for non-COVID-19 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.

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. Individuals are advised, at this time, to stay Safer at Home. 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 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:
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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 advises community to follow LA County Safer at Home orders as COVID-19 cases surge.

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

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