L.A. City and County COVID-19 Weekly Update (June 22, 2020)

California COVID-19 Guidance: Week in Review

Reopening Timeline

Last week, several additional sectors reopened in Los Angeles County, pursuant to state guidance for variance counties, including:

  • Bars, wineries, breweries and tasting rooms
  • Personal care services—including estheticians, skin care and cosmetology services, nail salons, tattoo parlors, and massage therapy businesses
  • Card rooms, satellite wagering facilities, and racetracks without spectators

In addition, the County’s Economic Resiliency Task Force held its fourth meeting and reviewed reports from several sectors:

  • Faith-based organizations
  • Arts and cultural institutions
  • Labor organizations
  • Foundations and nonprofits
  • Healthcare and biosciences

The County has launched a helpful FAQ page to answer various questions related to reopening businesses, as well as a page on the County’s Safer at Home Order.

On Friday, June 19, 2020, Public Health Officer Dr. Barbara Ferrer noted that the County is looking into the next set of sectors that may be able to reopen, pending state guidance, including:

  • Wedding and event venues
  • Sports leagues
  • Amusement parks
  • Community festivals

As they reopen, businesses will also need to continue to comply with state health guidance on safety precautions.

Also on Friday, Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced that the County is taking several additional steps to assist small businesses in their economic recovery. The County is creating a survey for small businesses to provide input on resources and support needed in the County, which is available here. She also announced that the federal Small Business Administration will make disaster recovery low-interest loans available to businesses damaged by recent protests or looting.

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