Glendora Hair Salons, Barbershops, In-Person Dining to Reopen Immediately
Hair salons and barbershops can reopen and in-person dining in restaurants can reopen immediately with safeguards as Los Angeles County moves forward on the Roadmap to Recovery.
The State of California today approved the County's request for a variance to state guidelines because the County has met the necessary public health thresholds to safely allow critical sectors of the economy and community to start serving residents.
The County has demonstrated that it has controlled the spread of the virus, and is protecting residents and essential workers. Hospital testing and contact tracing capacity are appropriate in response to the outbreak. Los Angeles County is now in the advanced stages of Phase 2 of the State's Resilience Roadmap.
This new phase of Los Angeles County's reopening better aligns the County with neighboring counties, moving Southern California towards a regional recovery and supporting our service-oriented businesses, many of which are small and locally owned It's a testament to the efforts of residents who adhered to the Safer At Home order, practiced physical distancing and wore cloth face coverings.
"This is an important milestone for Los Angeles County as we transition to being Safer at Work and Safer in our Communities and move forward in our path of reopening and recovery," said Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. "I am grateful to our state and local leaders for their partnership and collaboration in supporting the residents and businesses of Los Angeles County."
However, this step forward doesn't mean the threat of COVID-19 is gone. Residents must continue to practice physical distancing, wear cloth face coverings and follow public health guidelines in place.
If at any time, the County's rate of infection and other key metrics return to unsafe numbers, the Department of Public Health can limit or close reopened sectors.
The new openings are part of a phased progression guiding the safe resumption of public life in Los Angeles County, including the resumption and reopening that include: in-person faith-based services, in-store shopping at retail stores, bike paths, drive-in movies and other recreational pursuits. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will amend its Health Officer Order accordingly.