To ensure businesses can continue to operate safely during the pandemic, the City of Los Angeles is providing toolkits to help local enterprises understand and implement L.A. County Public Health protocols as they apply to their specific sector during the COVID-19 crisis.
Other resources for businesses
The City is also providing resources to assist businesses and workers who are impacted by the pandemic. To empower small businesses to access digital tools and technical support digitizing their business, learn more about our LA Optimized program at Coronavirus.LACity.org/LAOptimized. To find other resources for businesses and workers, please visit our Resources page.
Sample Signage for Businesses Operating
The below sample signage is available for businesses to print and post at their respective establishments, or model their own signage after. Communication to patrons and visitors will be key in setting expectations and helping to keep everyone safe. At a minimum, all businesses approved to resume operations should have signs reminding patrons to observe social distancing and face covering requirements.
General signs for businesses including 6-foot social distancing reminders, symptoms to watch for, hygiene reminders, and reminders to utilize face coverings;
Signage for office buildings including elevator limitations, reminders to utilize web conferencing where possible, and other social distancing and hygiene reminders;
Signage for retail, grocers, and restaurants that include social distancing and washing of high-touch areas;
Guidance for Industries able to Operation Now
Including textile manufacturing, transportation manufacturing, computer manufacturing. The City of Los Angeles has created a document to provide guidance for Los Angeles manufacturing businesses to prepare for and effectively manage the safety of employees and customers as they resume or expand operations in the context of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Restaurants and Bars
Restaurants are permitted to offer outside dining along with take-out, drive-thru or delivery. Wineries and breweries may also provide outdoor tasting.
In-person retail establishments are permitted to operate under restrictions. Indoor malls and other non-essential retailers are allowed to operate up to 20% of their occupancy. Essential retailers are allowed to operate up to 35% of their occupancy. All non-essential retail businesses must be closed for in-person retail operations between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 500 a.m
Houses of Worship
Places of Worship should engage in outdoor or remote faith-based services, given the significantly increased risk of community transmission of COVID-19 from the high level of new daily cases, hospitalizations, and premature deaths, and the current strain on healthcare resources, and must follow Appendix A protocols for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
This toolkit is applicable to fitness centers including gyms, racquet clubs, sports clubs, fitness classes, studios, and other areas of physical recreation. Capacity for outdoor operations is currently limited to 50% of maximum capacity.
Barbershops and Hair Salons
Barbershops and Hair Salons are permitted to provide in-door services, not to exceed 25% of their capacity:
Close Contact Services
Close contact services are allowed to provide in-door services not to exceed 25% of their capacity. Close contact services include but are not limited to esthetician, skin care, and cosmetology services; non-medical electrology; body art professionals, tattoo parlors, microblading, and permanent makeup; piercing shops; massage therapy (non-healthcare); tanning services.
Youth Camps and Day Camps are now open, and must follow protocols spelled out in by the County Protocols.
Preparation for Industries Not Open
Offices for essential sectors may open up to 25% of their maximum occupancy. Office-based worksites for non-essential sectors may only open for Minimum Basic Operations.
Indoor Cultural Spaces
Including museums and indoor historical sites, country clubs, gambling establishments, amusement (bowling alleys, arcades, movie theaters, and theme parks).
Including colleges and professional schools, technical and trade schools.