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 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.

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.


County Protocol for Manufacturing

RestaurantsRestaurants and Bars

Restaurants are permitted to offer outside dining along with take-out, drive-thru or delivery. Restaurants may also provide limited indoor dining services. Indoor dining is limited to 50% of the restaurant's indoor occupancy maximum or 200 people, whichever is least. 

Bars that do not provide meals will be allowed to open outdoors with distancing, masking and infection control safety measures. 

Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries that do not serve meals can remain open outdoors and can also open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.

County Protocol for Restaurants


Retail stores may increase their operations to 50% of their maximum indoor occupancy. 


County Protocol for Retail Establishments

County Protocol for Shopping Centers

Houses of WorshipHouses 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.

County Protocols for Houses of Worship

Fitness CentersFitness Centers

Capacity for outdoor operations is currently limited to 50% of maximum capacity. Fitness Centers may reopen for indoor operations up to 25% occupancy.


County Protocol for Fitness Centers

Barbers and SalonsBarbershops and Hair Salons

Barbershops and Hair Salons are permitted to provide in-door services, not to exceed 75% of their capacity.


County Protocol for Barbershops and Hair Salons

Close Contact ServicesClose Contact Services

Close contact services are allowed to provide in-door services not to exceed 75% 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.


County Protocol for Close Contact Services

Youth CampsYouth Camps

Youth Camps and Day Camps are now open, and must follow protocols spelled out in by the County Protocols.

County Protocol for Day Camps


Cultural SpacesIndoor Cultural Spaces

Museums, galleries, zoos, and aquariums may reopen for indoor operations at 50% maximum indoor occupancy and must strictly meter entrances to indoor exhibits and ensure compliance with occupancy limits. Movie theaters may also reopen. Each movie theater screen located within a movie theater complex must be limited to 50% maximum occupancy or 200 people, whichever is fewer based. 


County Protocol for Indoor Cultural Spaces

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.


County Protocol for Offices

Higher and Early EducationHigher Education

Including colleges and professional schools, technical and trade schools.

County Protocol for Higher Education