This week marked the beginning of a transition towards reopening at the County level, with increasing focus on ways to alleviate the economic impacts of COVID-19.
On Memorial Day Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health announced that retail stores statewide can open for in-store shopping provided they comply with certain required safety protocols.
On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, the County presented its “Roadmap to Recovery” and announced that the County would be moving forward with a phased reopening.
On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will consider a “Responsible Banking” motion.
Mayor Eric Garcetti indicated during his daily briefings this week that the City continues to view May 15, 2020, as the target date to begin gradually reopening.
On April 22, 2020, the City Council passed Right of Recall and Worker Retention ordinances. The Mayor has indicated that he supports both and will sign them into law shortly, likely early this week.
COVID-19 will have both short-term and long-term impacts on local government.
As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, the interplay between federal, state and local law has become increasingly complex.
California published new guidance on which business sectors and workers are exempt from Governor Newsom’s “Stay Home” directive.
Increasingly severe limitations on public gatherings and other measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 have disrupted essential recording services in the real estate industry.