While Los Angeles County did not immediately align itself with California’s reopening regulations, it announced Tuesday night that it too would reopen retail stores and churches.

Consistent with state regulations, faith services will be allowed to be conducted at 25 percent of the building’s capacity, or up to 100 people, whichever number is lower.

Retail stores will also be allowed to reopen at 50 percent capacity while still adhering to Safer L.A. regulations for businesses. 

L.A. added drive-in movie theaters, swap meets and flea markets to the list of businesses allowed to reopen. Personal care businesses, however, such as salons and barber shops were not included in the county’s announcement.

Additionally, pools and hot tubs within multi-unit residences will be allowed to open.

“I am hopeful that we can continue to work with the governor to restore life in Los Angeles County in safe, measured ways — getting people back to work and doing everything within our own power to prevent the spread of this virus,” Los Angeles County supervisor Janice Hanh said.

Edit: Janice Hanh’s name was originally misspelled and has been corrected.


LA Weekly