Los Angeles County continues to see steep increases in community spread of COVID-19. The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order has been modified to align with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s directives and require the closure of:
- Indoor, in-person dining at restaurants
- Indoor museums, indoor children’s museums, and indoor operations at zoos and aquariums
- Cardrooms and satellite wagering facilities.
Also, the Health Officer Order requires businesses with three or more known cases of COVID-19 within the workplace over the span of 14 days, to report the outbreak to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Employers who have one known case within the workplace must have a protocol that requires that person to self-isolate at home and anyone exposed to self-quarantine.
Bars remain closed and all events and gatherings unless specifically allowed by the Order remain prohibited. Additionally, face coverings and gloves must be worn at fitness facilities at all times.
Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health stated, “I know these closures are frustrating and it is heartbreaking to think we are losing ground. These immediate actions give us a chance to regain control over the increased spread. With steep increases in cases and hospitalizations, it is important to act now to prevent as many future cases, hospitalizations and deaths as we can.”
Everyone should always wear a face covering securely over your nose and mouth and keep six feet apart from others not in your household when out in public. Businesses must continue to follow Public Health directives. Public Health reminds everyone that you remain safer at home.
Earlier this week a Health Officer Order was issued that closes LA County beaches from July 3 through July 6 at 5:00 a.m. to prevent crowded situations that could result in more spread of COVID-19. All public beaches, piers, public beach parking lots, beach bike paths that traverse that sanded portion of the beach, and beach access points will be temporarily closed to the public. The Order also prohibits public fireworks displays.
As a reminder in the City of Monterey Park, parking lots at City parks remain closed. Open amenities at parks include open space areas for exercise; restrooms at Garvey Ranch Park and Barnes Park; Edison Trails; and tennis/pickleball courts with restrictions.
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 City of Monterey Park will continue to monitor Health Officer Orders and will provide accurate and timely updates. Please continue to check the City’s website for updates at www.montereypark.ca.gov/coronavirus.
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