LA County announced via a news release that, as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in the county and across California, the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be modified today to align with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s directives to prevent more cases, more serious illnesses, increased hospitalizations and more deaths.
The Order requires the closure of additional indoor operations for certain sectors which promote the mixing of populations beyond households and make adherence to physical distancing with face coverings difficult:
- Gyms and Fitness Centers
- Places of Worship
- Indoor Protests
- Offices for Non-Critical Infrastructure Sectors
- Personal Care Service (including nail salons, massage parlors, and tattoo parlors)
- Hair Salons and Barbershops
Bars, indoor dining at restaurants, indoor museums, indoor operations at zoos and aquariums, and cardrooms and satellite wagering facilities remain closed in Los Angeles County, and all events and gatherings are prohibited unless specifically allowed by the Order.
As the new closures were announced, the LA County Department of Public Health also released reopening protocols for K through 12 schools in Los Angeles County. The protocols are intended to serve as a roadmap for school districts as they plan how to reopen with as much safety as possible for students, teachers, staff and their families.
The protocols do not authorize schools to reopen for in person classroom instruction. School re-openings will be guided by the state and by each school district’s decision on how to best configure learning opportunities during the pandemic, considering the levels of community transmission and what the science tells us about the risks. For those schools that re-open their campuses, they will need to adhere to the public health and safety requirements detailed in the protocol released today.
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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