Long Beach and Los Angeles County officials announced Thursday more businesses that will be able to open this week and next, though Long Beach diverged from the county and state in the timeline for some industries.
Here’s what’s now open in Long Beach and Los Angeles, and what must still wait.
Beginning Friday, June 19, the following businesses are allowed to reopen:
- Bars and wineries may reopen at 50% capacity, with bar areas closed and with no standing permitted. Patrons may use restaurant-style seating. Patrons must wear a face covering when entering a facility or moving throughout a facility, and servers must wear a face covering and a face shield for protection when serving customers who are not wearing face coverings.
- Nail salons may reopen with restrictions and with proper safety protocols in place, such as a minimum 6 feet of distance between service stations, mandatory facial coverings for both employees and patrons, frequent sanitization of high-touch surfaces and limited patron capacity.
- Some restrictions have also been lifted for religious services, which no longer have a maximum attendance for outdoor activities (though attendees must have space to observe a minimum 6 feet of distance). Indoor religious services remain limited to 25% of occupancy or 100 people, whichever is less.
Beginning Friday, June 26, the following businesses may reopen:
- Personal care services (tattoo parlors, cosmetology services, body-waxing, spa and massage therapy in non-healthcare settings, body art professionals and piercing shops) will be permitted to reopen with restrictions and with proper safety protocols in place.
The following must remain closed until further notice, despite the state allowing them to reopen:
- Movie theaters
- Family entertainment centers, such as, bowling alleys, miniature golf, arcades
Los Angeles County
The county guidance, which applies to Signal Hill, Lakewood and other cities surrounding Long Beach, is allowing the following businesses to reopen Friday, June 19:
- Nail salons
- cosmetology services
- Spas offering aesthetic and massage services
- Tattoo and piercing shops
- Tanning salons
- Casinos, card rooms and satellite wagering sites
- Bar and wineries not anchored to food services
- Protests and faith-based services held outdoors will no longer have limits on how many people can participate, starting Friday.
What remains closed in Los Angeles County:
- movie theaters
- live performance theaters
- entertainment centers
- concert halls and venues
- stadiums, arenas, gaming facilities
- theme parks
- lounges and nightclubs
- hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas not located on a residential property and festivals.
Both the city and county previously allowed gyms, day camps, museums, spectator-free sports, hair salons, barber shops, religious services, retail, restaurants, beaches and trails to reopen.
Click here for a detailed list of what is currently open and closed in L.A. County.
All of these activities and businesses must follow strict social distancing guidelines.
Individual businesses will only be able to open, in some cases at limited capacity, once they have the appropriate infection control and distancing requirements in place.
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