Health Officer Order

Los Angeles County's Safer Return Together at Work and in the Community Health Officer Order was put in place with the state to lift most COVID-19 restrictions and allow businesses to fully reopen.

Read the Health Officer Order (as revised July 22, 2021) (PDF)

The Latest

July 17

Indoor Mask Mandate in Effect 

Following an alarming rise in COVID-19 infections, on July 16, 2021, the L.A. County Health Officer Order was modified to require masking for everyone while indoors, regardless of vaccination status to prevent increased spread. 

Effective July 17 at 11:59 p.m., masks are required in all indoor public places, venues, gatherings, and businesses (including offices, retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, and state and local government offices serving the public). Some exceptions apply, similar to the exceptions in masking requirements that were in place prior to the June 15 reopening. This includes exceptions for children under the age of two, for those with certain medical conditions or disabilities that prevent masking, and for those whose job doesn’t permit masking. Details are available in the revised Health Officer Order.

Please note that the City of Rancho Palos Verdes is developing reopening protocols and all City facilities, including Hesse Park, the Ladera Linda Community Center, the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, and Ryan Park will remain unavailable for rentals at this time.

Reopening Protocols and Toolkits

For reopening protocols and toolkits for various sectors, visit the L.A. County Department of Public Health website.

How to Report a Complaint

To report a complaint to the L.A. County Department of Public Health, call 888-700-9995 (M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) or file a complaint online on the L.A. County Department of Public Health website.

  • Services at personal care establishments may only be provided by appointment to customers wearing face coverings by staff wearing face coverings.
    • Services that require either the customer or the staff to remove their face covering, such as facials and shaves, are not permitted.
    • Food and drinks cannot be served at these establishments to customers.