L.A. County Announces Restaurants, Gyms, Other Businesses Can Reopen


Just hours after Governor Newsom announced the lifting of the statewide stay-at-home order, more news was announced from L.A. County that outdoor dining and other business would be allowed to reopen - some immediately, others as early as this Friday. Restaurants can allow outdoor dining at 50% of patio occupancy, with further details to be announced in the next few days. "Please don't take this news to mean that you can return to a life of normalcy," L.A. County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda Solis said. "Masks, physical distancing and limiting activities are still key to getting out of this pandemic til we can get everybody vaccinated. We are not in the clear. The Super Bowl, as you know, is coming up and we've seen what happens when other sporting events take place and people gather in others' homes. Please resist that urge."

These venues can reopen immediately in L.A. County:

  • Outdoor-only private gatherings limited to three households and a total of 15 people
  • Fitness facilities can open outdoors
  • Indoor malls, shopping centers and other retailers can open at 25% indoor capacity (but food courts must stay closed)
  • Family entertainment centers can reopen for outdoor operations at 50% capacity
  • Museums, zoos, aquariums can open for outdoor operations
  • Cardrooms can open at 50% capacity outdoors only
  • Mini-golf, go-karting venues and batting cages can open outdoors at 50% capacity
  • Outdoor recreational activity
  • Hotels and motels
  • Faith based services can be held outdoors only