Los Angeles County Public Health modified its health order and will not allow in-person dining for a minimum of three weeks, starting at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Novemeber 25.
The order will affect restaurants, bars and wineries, forcing them to operate through takeout, delivery and drive-thru only.
“To reduce the possibility for crowding and the potential for exposures in settings where people are not wearing their face coverings, restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars will only be able to offer take-out, drive thru, and delivery services,” L.A. Public Health said in a release. “Wineries and breweries may continue their retail operations adhering to current protocols.”
The county saw a 5-day average of 4,097 positive COVID-19 cases, leading to Public Health’s adjuestment in the current restrictions that include a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew on “non-essential” businesses.
If L.A. county sees a 5-day average of more than 4,500 positive cases or 2,000 hospitalizations, a more restrictive stay-at-home order will be implemented for three weeks.
Note: A previous headline read that in-restaurant dining was restricted. It was corrected to reflect that in-person dining was the change.*