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Posted on: May 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update: LA County Receives Clearance from State to Reopen Restaurants...

MPK News Release-LA County Receives Clearance from State to Reopen Restaurants etc  5-29-20

COVID-19 Update: Los Angeles County Receives Clearance from the State to Reopen Restaurants for In-Person Dining, Salons, and Barbershops with Restrictions 

The City of Monterey Park continues to follow the lead of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in implementing protocols to protect the health and safety of the Monterey Park community. 

Today, the LA County Board of Supervisors announced that other sectors of businesses will be allowed to reopen. These businesses include restaurants for in-person dining, hair salons, and barbershops with restrictions. Guidelines have not been released yet, but the City will continue to check for updates and will post on the City’s website. According to today’s LA County press release, key, specific guidelines for customers at hair salons, barbershops and in-person restaurant dining are below:  

Barbershops and hair salons

  • Physical distancing measures will be in place.

  • Employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Clients feeling unwell should reschedule their appointment.

  • Everyone, including clients, must wear cloth face coverings while in the salon or barber shop and clients are encouraged to wear face coverings with earloops to ensure the face covering does not interfere with the hair service.

  • Magazines, coffee and other amenities will not be available.

  • Clients are encouraged to use credit cards and contactless payment systems. If electronic or card payment is not possible, customers should come with exact cash payment or check, if available.

  • Stylists may only serve one client at a time.

For the detailed protocols visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/.  

Personal grooming that is still closed, or prohibited, at this time:

  • Nail salons

  • Spa services, including massage, facials and waxing 

 In-person dining in restaurants

  • Physical distancing measures will be in place.

  • Employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Patrons feeling unwell should not eat at a restaurant.

  • Outdoor seating and curbside pickup are prioritized.

  • Reservations will be encouraged.

  • Customers will be asked to wait for their table in their cars or outside the restaurant to prevent crowds from gathering.

  • Diners must wear cloth face coverings when not eating.

  • Bar areas will be closed.

  • Occupancy capacity will be limited to 60% for the next three weeks.

For the detailed protocol visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/.

Los Angeles County is under a “Safer At Work And In The Community” order and public and private gatherings of people outside of a single household unit are not permitted except for public protests and faith-based services, which are permitted to operate with limits on the number of participants. 

Everyone must continue to follow physical distancing and infection control protocols and wear a cloth face covering when in contact with others not in your household.

Still closed are: 

  • Gyms and fitness centers

  • Beach piers

  • Indoor entertainment venues including arcades, bowling alleys, movie theaters, live performance theaters, concert halls, stadiums, arenas, theme parks, gaming facilities and festivals

  • Indoor museums, galleries and zoos

  • Click here for a detailed list of what’s open and closed in L.A. County

The City of Monterey Park continues to monitor the Health Officer Orders and will provide accurate and timely updates to the community as information becomes available. 


Please continue to check the City’s website for updates at www.montereypark.ca.gov/coronavirus

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Updated 4:25 p.m.: a previous version erroneously stated that nail salons were allowed to open.

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