COVID-19 Update: Info on Restaurants, Barber Shops, and Salons Open for Business

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Friends,

The County of Los Angeles announced today that dine-in restaurants, hair salons, and barbershops are permitted to operate. These businesses can open immediately, provided they take the following preventative measures: require that employees and customers wear face coverings, maintain physical distancing, and follow other guidelines (please see 'Entering Next Stage of Recovery' below).

Los Angeles County is now in the advanced stages of Phase 2 of the State’s Resilience Roadmap. This new phase better aligns Los Angeles with neighboring counties, toward a regional recovery that will support our small businesses and workers. This important milestone in our recovery is, in large part, thanks to the efforts of Angelenos who continue to adhere to the Safer at Home order and  follow preventative measures.

As we continue to gradually transition to the reopening of more businesses and places within our county and city, this is by no means a return to normal. We must remain vigilant as we seek to slow the spread of this pandemic. Safety measures including physical distancing and wearing face coverings are necessary to that imperative.

Stay safe,


MITCH O’FARRELL
 

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ENTERING THE NEXT STAGE OF RECOVERY

LOS ANGELES - With dine-in restaurants, barbershops and hair salons now permitted to reopen beginning immediately, the Department of Public Health have issued guidelines and safety protocols for these businesses. The measures are meant to protect employees and customers from spreading COVID-19.
 

LAUNCHING THE 'AL FRESCO PROGRAM'

LOS ANGELES - Mayor Garcetti announced Friday the launch of the LA Al Fresco Program to support outdoor dining opportunities so restaurants can meet safe physical distancing guidelines. The program aims to help restaurants reopen while allowing customers and employees to maintain the physical distance recommended by public health officials by temporarily relaxing the rules that regulate outdoor dining. 

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TEAM MITCH MAKING A DIFFERENCE

ECHO PARK - The Council District 13 Clean Team responded to a constituent request to remove overgrown weeds that were blocking the public right of way on Bonnie Brae St between Montrose St and Park Ave. This work helped to clear the pathway for pedestrians. If you see an are that needs attention, please call the Echo Park District Office at (213) 207-3015.
 

RELIEF FOR RENTERS

LOS ANGELES - Renters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are protected from eviction. The City Council recently adopted policy that includes: barring landlords from evicting residential and commercial tenants who are unable to pay rent due to and during the emergency period; barring no-fault evictions during the local emergency period; halting Ellis Act evictions for 60 days after the emergency order is lifted; and, waiving late fees and allowing residential tenants to pay back their rent for up to 12 months, or 3 months for commercial tenants, after the emergency order is lifted.

RENTER PROTECTIONS FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY COVID-19
 

ECHO PARK CAFE REOPENS

ECHO PARK - Beacon, located at 751 Echo Park Ave by the Lake, is open for takeout! This casual lakeside café offers breakfast & lunch fare such as bowls, sandwiches & coffee drinks. When going out to grab a meal or a cup of coffee, consider supporting a mom-and-pop like Beacon!

WEBSITE: BEACON

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CALLING ALL LGBTQ+ STORYTELLERS

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember O'Farrell is accepting entries from LGBTQ+ community members, partners, and allies for ‘Pride & Pandemic.’ The series will feature essays and other forms of literary storytelling to share personal experiences of survival during the AIDS epidemic, which began in the 1980's, and how it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic we are living through today. Please send your essay to LGBTRSVP@lacity.org with "Pride Month Writing Submission" in the subject line. The deadline to submit is Friday, June 5.
 

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