On April 10, 2020, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health extended the length of the Safer at Home Order to May 15, 2020. The Order directs all persons to continue to stay home except to travel to and from essential businesses or to work at or for essential services/businesses, while practicing social distancing.
All public and private gatherings of any number of people (outside a single household or living unit) are prohibited. All current closures of commercial properties, recreational sites and businesses will continue.
There are new items included within the Order. Essential Businesses open to any member of the public shall post and provide to all employees by April 15, 2020 a Social Distancing Protocol for each facility frequented by the public or employees. The Social Distancing Protocol must explain how the essential business facility is achieving the following:
- Limiting the number of people who may enter into the facility at one time to ensure that people can easily maintain, at all times, a minimum six foot physical distance from others. Persons who are family members or household contacts, may stand or move together, but must be separated from others by a physical distance of at least six feet.
- Placement of markings of 6 foot increments to show were individuals should stand to maintain Social Distancing in facility lines.
- Provide hand sanitizer, soap and water, or effective disinfectant at or near the entrance of the facility and in other appropriate areas for use by the public and employees, and in locations where there is high-frequency employee interaction with members of the public.
- Posting of signs at public entries that instruct members of the public not to enter if they are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness, including fever or cough, and to maintain Social Distancing from one another.
- Regular disinfection of high-touch surfaces, and disinfection of all payment portals, pens, and styluses after each use. Essential businesses are encouraged to offer touchless payment mechanisms.
- Provide cloth face coverings to employees and contracted workers whose duties require close contact (within 6 feet for 10 minutes or more) with other employees and/or the pubic.
- Members of the public will be required to wear a face covering when inside an essential facility.
Although City Hall is closed to the public, City staff has already implemented most of the items on the list above. At this time, the City will follow the health order and extend the City Hall closure to the public until May 15, 2020. The County’s extension may possibly be moved again. The City encourages residents of La Habra Heights to continue
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measures by following Social Distancing guidelines. Also, starting this week, remember to carry a face covering when visiting an essential business.
If you have any questions or concerns about City operations during the Safer at Home Order please call City Hall at (562) 694 - 6302 or email at info@Lhhcity.org.
According to the Department of Public Health, LA County residents have flatten the curve, and although the number of cases, deaths and people hospitalized are lower than expected, we need to continue our efforts and follow even stricter guidelines to continue to reduce the impact of COVID-19.