• Outdoor Dining Service Returns with New Mandatory Safety Measures

    Outdoor Dining Service Returns with New Mandatory Safety Measures

    228 New Deaths and 7,112 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirmed 228 new deaths and 7,112 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health identified 1,104,393 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 16,322 deaths. 
     
    Of the 228 new deaths reported today, 53 people who passed away were over the age of 80, 80 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, 52 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, 21 people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49, and two people who died were between the ages of 18 and 29 years old. Fifteen deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach and five deaths were reported by the City of Pasadena.
     
    There are 5,855 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 26% of these people are in the ICU.  Testing results are available for more than 5,463,000 individuals with 19% of people testing positive.
     
    As daily reported cases have declined from peaks experienced a few weeks ago, COVID-19 transmission still remains high and widespread throughout the County.
     
    Public Health has modified the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order to closely align with the sector re-openings permitted in the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy most restrictive purple tier. Outdoor dining at restaurants, wineries, and breweries may reopen today with additional safety measures in place to mitigate the increased risk since customers are permitted to spend time unmasked at these businesses. Indoor dining is not permitted. All employees that can come in contact with customers must wear both a face covering and a face shield at all times.  Persons from different households are not allowed to share a table. All establishments must post signage to this effect and verbally inform customers that everyone sharing a table must be from the same household. Tables must be positioned at least 8 feet apart and televisions or other screens must be turned off. 
     
    The Health Officer Order also removes operating hour restrictions for non-essential businesses.
     
    Businesses are required to implement the protocols prior to reopening to ensure they are in compliance with the Health Officer Order, and to avoid citations, fines, and possible closure.  Violations can be reported anonymously at 888-700-9995 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays. To report violations online, visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov