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Public Health Order Amended to Permit Re-Opening of Salons, Barbershops, and Dine-In Service at Restaurants with Protocols in Place

Post Date:05/29/2020 7:30 PM

Today, Los Angeles County issued a revised Public Health Order and announced that hair salons, barbershops, and dine-in service at restaurants can resume immediately with safeguards in place. The State of California approved the County’s request for a variance to state guidelines today because Los Angeles County has met the necessary public health thresholds to safely allow critical sectors of the economy and community to begin serving residents.

Public Health Officials offer a reminder that this step forward doesn’t mean the threat of COVID-19 is gone. Residents must continue to practice physical distancing, wear cloth face coverings and follow public health guidelines in place. 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.

Barbershops and Hair Salons

Under the revised Public Health Order, barbershops and hair salons are now permitted to re-open, following public health protocols. For barbershops and salons, they are required to take the following actions prior to re-opening:

  • Physical distancing measures in place
  • Employees and customers screened for symptoms
  • Face coverings required for everyone
  • No magazines, coffee or other amenities
  • Contactless payment systems encouraged
  • Stylists may only serve one client at a time

Read the full Re-Opening Protocols for Hair Salons and Barbershops

Restaurants Offering Dine-In Service

Under the revised Public Health Order, restaurants are now permitted to provide in-person dining, following public health protocols, in addition to take out and delivery services. For those food service facilities that are now open, they are required to take the following actions:

  • Physical distancing measures in place
  • Employees and customers screened for symptoms
  • Outdoor seating and curbside pickup prioritized
  • Reservations encouraged, wait for table outside
  • Cloth face coverings required when not eating
  • Bar areas remain closed
  • Occupancy limited to 60%

Read the full Re-Opening Protocols for Restaurants Offering Dine-In Service

Additional Resources for Hermosa Beach Businesses

The City of Hermosa Beach has created a webpage dedicated to business recovery and re-opening resources that includes re-opening protocols by sector from LA County and the State of California, details on the City's temporary outdoor dining and retail program, and information on financial resources for businesses and employees.

As part of the City's response and recovery efforts, the City is also seeking input from the community and local businesses to develop and implement recovery programs as public health orders are amended. Business owners can share their interest in serving on the stakeholder group by completing a short interest form (deadline extended to May 31).

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