“The State of California is fighting hard to get the resources that Californians need to meet the COVID-19 surge. These emergency legal tools will increase California’s health care capacity and help facilities treat more patients,” said Governor Newsom.
In an effort to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to keep Californians safe, both the Los Angeles County Health Officer and the Governor Newsom issued enhanced Orders on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
- Groceries, convenience & warehouse store, food banks, farmers markets
- Pharmacies to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
- Restaurants for take-out, delivery or drive-thru
- Gas stations
- Laundromat/laundry services
- Golf courses
- Grooming services (ex: nail and hair salons)
- Gyms and fitness studios
- Indoor malls and shopping centers (essential businesses may remain open)
- Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
- Movie Theaters and entertainment venues
- Bars, breweries, nightclubs
- Convention Centers
Businesses that provide "critical infrastructure" do not have to close (ex: health care, public health, media, food and agriculture, emergency services, etc). Learn how "critical infrastructure" is defined by clicking/tapping here:
Residents can leave home to care for those in need, with precautions:
- Maintain 6 feet of social distancing
- Wash hands before and after all interactions
- Use hand sanitizer if available
- Cough or sneeze into elbow or tissue; wash hands after
- Those with early signs of illness should stay away from older people
All public and private gatherings are prohibited. This means,
no playdates, group gatherings, sleepovers, dinner parties, etc.
Non-essential care (ex: teeth cleaning, elective procedures) must be postponed. Visits to hospitals and nursing homes are banned; limited exceptions include:
- When patient is at the end-of-life
- Accompanying a minor or developmentally disabled person
- Accompanying someone who needs assistance
Copays/coinsurance and deductibles are waived for COVID-related testing/screening. Applies to all those with full-service Medi-Cal or commercial insurance in California.
Dogs can be taken for walks; sick pets can be taken to veterinarian offices.
Outside walks, runs, bike rides and hikes are allowed with social distancing measures. To support this, the City
parks, trails, and arenas are currently open. The City will continue to open restrooms during park hours and will keep hygiene products fully stocked for visitors. City staff will disinfect the park restroom facilities each morning, Monday-Friday.
Horse arenas are open for personal use, but
no training is permitted.
Playground equipment is closed, effective immediately, and have been marked with caution tape.