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Roadmap to Recovery in L.A.



Los Angeles is slowly but surely opening back up. Below is a list of the phases to come according to the County of Los Angeles Public Health, which we will be updating regularly.



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Florists, Toy Stores, Book Stores, Clothing Stores, Music Stores, and Sporting Goods Stores (Open May 8th)

  • Curbside pick-up only
  • Must adhere to physical distancing and infection control protocols

Golf Courses, Trails, and Parks (Open May 15th)

  • Pro shops closed
  • Concession stands and restaurants are take-out only

Indoor Shopping Malls (Open May 22nd)

  • Curbside pick-up only
  • Must adhere to physical distancing and infection control protocols

Beaches & Bike Paths (Open May 22nd)

  • Allowable recreation activities now include swimming, surfing, running, walking, skating, and biking. Beach bathrooms remain open, and beach parking lots at Dockweiler State Beach, Will Rogers State Beach, Zuma Beach, and Surfrider Beach will be open at partial capacity. Santa Monica lots are closed, as are most public beach lots in coastal communities.

In-store Sales and Worship Services (May 28th)

  • Faith-based organizations may resume services, with the number of congregants limited to less than 25% of the building’s capacity, or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is lower.
  • All retail, including those located in indoor and outdoor retail shopping centers, may now open for business at 50% capacity.
  • Flea markets, swap meets, and drive-in movie theaters may resume operations.
  • Pools, hot tubs, and saunas that are in a multi-unit residence or part of a homeowners association may now open.

Barbershops and Hair Salons ( Open May 29th) 

  • Physical distancing measures will be in place.
  • Employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Clients feeling unwell should reschedule their appointment.
  • Everyone, including clients, must wear cloth face coverings while in the salon or barbershop, and clients are encouraged to wear face coverings with earloops to ensure the face-covering does not interfere with the hair service.
  • Magazines, coffee, and other amenities will not be available.
  • Clients are encouraged to use credit cards and contactless payment systems. If electronic or card payment is not possible, customers should come with an exact cash payment or check, if available.
  • Stylists may only serve one client at a time.

In-person Dining in Restaurants  (Open May 29th) 

  • Physical distancing measures will be in place.
  • Employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Patrons feeling unwell should not eat at a restaurant.
  • Outdoor seating and curbside pickup are prioritized.
  • Reservations will be encouraged.
  • Customers will be asked to wait for their table in their cars or outside the restaurant to prevent crowds from gathering.
  • Diners must wear cloth face coverings when not eating.
  • Bar areas will be closed.
  • Occupancy capacity will be limited to 60% for the next three weeks.

Opening Next:

  • Other low-risk businesses (manufacturers, offices, retail)
  • Libraries, museums, cultural centers, galleries


  • Higher-risk businesses (body art, massage, bars/nightclubs)
  • Movie theatres and bowling alleys
  • K-12 Schools: The L.A. Unified School District has announced that it will start the next school year on Aug. 18, but it’s unclear if classrooms will reopen by then. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti has brought up the idea of dividing classes.
  • Colleges and universities: how local colleges will operate next semester remains unclear, but Cal State Fullerton in Orange County has announced going remote for the fall semester. Meanwhile, the University of California system is considering reopening just 1/3 of its dorm rooms.

  • Highest risk businesses (entertainment venues)
  • Large conventions
  • Sporting and spectator events

Check back on this article regularly, as we will continue to update these dates as new information is provided by the state and our local government.

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