COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center
LOS ANGELES COUNTY UPDATE
Los Angeles County Joint Information Center – COVID-19
NEW HEALTH OFFICER ORDER ALLOWS FAITH-BASED & RETAIL SERVICES TO REOPEN, SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT, AND INCIDENT REPORT
The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today’s update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:
New Health Officer Order Allows Faith-Based, Retail Services & More to Reopen
LA County announced, today, its commitment to keeping residents “Safer At Work And In The Community”, and is further aligning its COVID-19 recovery efforts with the State’s California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap. The new Health Officer Order, to be issued later today, allows for the resumption of faith-based services, in-store shopping at low-risk retail stores, drive-in movies and other recreational activities.
The following are highlights from today’s Order, to be issued by LA County’s Department of Public Health (DPH), which emphasizes physical distancing requirements, cloth face coverings and other safety protocols must be observed:
Faith-based organizations may resume services, with the number of congregants limited to less than 25% of the building’s capacity, or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is lower.
Indoor & Outdoor Retail Shopping Centers
All indoor and outdoor retail shopping centers may now open for business at 50% capacity.
Flea Markets, Swap Meets & Drive-Ins
All flea markets, swap meets and drive-in movie theaters may also resume operations.
Pools, Hot Tubs and Saunas
Pools, hot tubs and saunas that are in a multi-unit residence or part of a homeowners association may also now open.
Individuals may participate in an in-person protest as long as attendance is limited to 25% of the area’s maximum occupancy, or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower.
County residents may take part in all-permitted activities while continuing to practice physical distancing and wearing a cloth face covering when in contact with others. You are still encouraged to remain in your residences, as much as practical, and limit close contact with others outside your household (both indoor and outdoor).
Gatherings of people not from the same household are still prohibited, except for faith-based services and in-person protests.
NOTE: should COVID-19 data indicators warrant, LA County may adjust orders to reflect specific County needs. Read today’s press release (link opens in new window) on LA County’s revised Health Officer Order.
Our daily report is a high level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center’s response to the COVID-19 health emergency. View here (link opens in new window) to view.
COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide & Toolkit
View our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do’s and Don’ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit – with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below.
Access our Social Media Toolkit here (link opens in new window).
To help residents beat the heat this week, LA County will open emergency cooling centers Tuesday, 5/26- Thursday, 5/28 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Visitors and staff must respect physical distancing & wear face coverings at all times.
For locations, visit ready.lacounty.gov/heat or call 211
Chinese:為幫助居民避開炎熱高溫，LA縣將在本周的 5/26日(週二）至5月28日（週四））中午12點 -下午6點開放應急空調中心。
Korean: 주민들이 이번 주 더위를 극복 할 수 있도록 LA 카운티는 5/26 (목요일)에서 5/28 (화요일) 오후 12시부터 오후 6시까지 비상 냉각 센터를 열 것입니다.
방문객과 직원은 항상 신체적 거리두기를 유지하고 얼굴 가리개를 착용해야합니다.
위치는 ready.lacounty.gov/heat를 방문하거나 211번으로 전화하십시오.
Spanish: Para ayudar a los residentes a combatir el calor esta semana, el Condado de LA abrirá centros de enfriamiento de emergencia el Martes 5 / 26 a Jueves, 5/28 a partir de las 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Los visitantes y el personal deben respetar el distanciamiento físico y usar coberturas faciales en todo momento.
Para conocer las ubicaciones, ready.lacounty.gov/heat (link opens in new window) o llame al 211
The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit:
- County of Los Angeles: covid19.lacounty.gov (link opens in new window)
- County of Los Angeles Public Health: publichealth.lacounty.gov (link opens in new window)
- California Department of Public Health: cdph.ca.gov (link opens in new window)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov (link opens in new window)
Los Angeles County residents can also call 2-1-1