L.A. County Roadmap to Recovery
As recovery planning continues, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued a five-stage roadmap to recovery that describes a phased approach to relaxing select directives of the Safer at Home Order and a reopening process for certain business sectors.
L.A. County is currently in Stage Two of the Roadmap to Recovery.
On June 10, county officials announced a modified Health Officer Order and directives for the reopening of additional businesses will be issued with an effective date of June 12. The Health Officer order will allow for the following sectors to reopen once they implement the required protocols for infection control and distancing:
- Gyms and fitness facilities
- Pro-league arenas without live audiences
- Day camps
- Museums, galleries, zoos and aquariums
- Campgrounds, RV parks and outdoor recreation
- Music, film and television production
- Hotels for leisure travel
On May 29, L.A. County was granted a variance from the state of California to move further into reopening. The L.A. County Department of Public Health amended the Safer at Work and in the Community Health Officer Order to allow for restaurants and hair salons to reopen only with the proper distancing and infection control protocols in place. All businesses must adhere to distancing and infection control protocols that provide safety for employees, customers and the County’s most vulnerable residents before reopening. These protocols were developed to guide reopening and are available online at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/. Inspectors will continue to monitor for compliance and ensure that all adhere to the Health Officer Order. Higher-risk businesses remain closed.
As the recovery journey continues, more people being around one another may result in more transmission of COVID-19, more cases, and more hospitalizations and deaths. The actions everyone takes today will impact where numbers are in two or three weeks. Everyone must continue to follow distancing and infection control protocols and wear a clean cloth face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth when in contact with other people not in your household. Public Health will assess the activities allowed by the Order on an ongoing basis. L.A. County is in stage two of the five-stage Roadmap to Recovery and until the final stage five is reached, Health Officer Orders and directives will continue to ensure that we slow spread of COVID-19 to prevent an overwhelming surge of COVID-19 cases at healthcare facilities.
The Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.lacounty.gov .
The best protection against COVID-19 continues to be to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, self-isolate if you are sick, practice physical distancing, and wear a clean face covering when in contact with others from outside your household. People who have underlying health conditions remain at much greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, so it will continue to be very important for the County’s vulnerable residents to stay at home as much as possible, to have groceries and medicine delivered, and to call their providers immediately if they have even mild symptoms.
View an infographic of the Roadmap to Recovery at: http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/HOO/RoadmapToRecovery.pdf
View a PowerPoint presentation of the Roadmap to Recovery at: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/HOO/RoadmapToRecovery-powerpoint.pdf
For up-to-date information on the various stages of re-opening L.A. County, visit covid19.lacounty.gov/recovery.