The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services issued an updated Health Order that uses science and data to minimize the risk of COVID-19 while allowing for safe operations of business and individuals. The changes are effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, and are in alignment with the State and County of Los Angeles Orders.
The updated Health Order and protocols will be issued today, November 19th. A brief summary of the changes are below.
New Capacity Limits for Businesses
- Non-essential businesses, including retail stores and personal care services, and offices for essential businesses, healthcare operations, or essential infrastructure may operate at no more than 25% maximum occupancy.
- Restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries that offer outdoor in-person dining should achieve no more than 50% maximum occupancy by separating different tables by eight feet. This requirement is to ensure that a physical distance of six feet between customers and workers is achieved while customers are seated.
- Outdoor family entertainment centers such as those located in public parks, batting cages and mini golf courses may operate at no more than 50% maximum occupancy to ensure a minimum six-foot distance between members of different households.
Changes to Personal Care Services
- Services may only be performed by appointment.
- Customers and staff both must wear face coverings for the duration of the service.
- Services that require either the customer or staff to remove face coverings, such as facials and shaves, are not permitted.
- Customers may not be offered or consume food or drinks onsite.
Limited Hours for Certain Businesses
- Restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars that serve sit-down dine-meals and non-essential retail businesses, must close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day. The last customer must be seated and finish their meal in time for the business to be completely closed by 10 p.m.