Hair salons and barbershops can reopen and in-person dining at restaurants can resume immediately, with safeguards, as Los Angeles County moves forward on the Roadmap to Recovery.
Today, The State of California has approved the County’s request for a variance to state guidelines because the County has met the necessary public health thresholds to safely allow critical sectors of the economy and community to begin serving residents.
Los Angeles County is now in the advanced stages of Phase 2 of the State’s Resilience Roadmap.
If at any time, the County’s rate of infection and other key metrics return to unsafe numbers, the Department of Public Health can limit or close reopened sectors.
PLEASE continue to wear a facial covering when in public!
Following public health directives is critical as we go back to work, dine in at our favorite restaurants, and make that long-awaited trip to the barber or salon. Dining in restaurants and getting a haircut will be a different experience than we’re used to. Just as is required for all out-of-home activities, clients and staff will have to practice physical distancing and wear cloth face coverings. There will be limited capacity and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures.
Specific guidelines for customers at hair salons, barbershops and in-person restaurant dining are below:
For the DETAILED PROTOCOL visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/.
Please read this Order carefully. Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a crime punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. (California Health and Safety Code §120295; Los Angeles County Code § 11.02.080.)
Barbershops and hair salons
- Physical distancing measures will be in place.
- Employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Clients feeling unwell should reschedule their appointment.
- Everyone, including clients, must wear cloth face coverings while in the salon or barbershop, and clients are encouraged to wear face coverings with earloops to ensure the face-covering does not interfere with the hair service.
- Magazines, coffee, and other amenities will not be available.
- Clients are encouraged to use credit cards and contactless payment systems. If electronic or card payment is not possible, customers should come with an exact cash payment or check, if available.
- Stylists may only serve one client at a time.
Personal grooming that is still closed, or prohibited, at this time:
- Nail salons
- Spa services, including massage, facials, and waxing
In-person dining in restaurants:
• Physical distancing measures will be in place.
• Employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Patrons feeling unwell should not eat at a restaurant.
• Outdoor seating and curbside pickup are prioritized.
• Reservations will be encouraged.
• Customers will be asked to wait for their table in their cars or outside the restaurant to prevent crowds from gathering.
• Diners must wear cloth face coverings when not eating.
• Bar areas will be closed.
• Occupancy capacity will be limited to 60% for the next three weeks.
Protocols will need to be placed for employee/public viewing at entrances.
For the detailed protocol regarding all types of business please visit:
Los Angeles County is under a “Safer At Work And In The Community” order and public and private gatherings of people outside of a single household, unit are not permitted except for public protests and faith-based services, which are permitted to operate with limits on the number of participants.
Everyone must continue to follow physical distancing and infection control protocols and wear a cloth face covering when in contact with others not in your household (anytime in public).
Still closed are:
- Nail salons
- Gyms and fitness centers
- Beach piers
- Indoor entertainment venues including arcades, bowling alleys, movie theaters, live performance theaters, concert halls, stadiums, arenas, theme parks, gaming facilities, and festivals
- Indoor museums, galleries, and zoos
Click here for a detailed list of what’s open and closed in L.A. County
The new openings are part of a phased progression guiding the safe resumption of public life in Los Angeles County, including the resumption and reopenings that include: in-person faith-based services, in-store shopping at retail stores, bike paths, drive-in movies, and other recreational pursuits.