Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases throughout Los Angeles County, on Saturday, November 28, 2020, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health (DPH) issued a “Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order”. It is effective from Monday, November 30, 2020 (12:01 am) to Sunday, December 20, 2020 (11:59 pm). The order requires the following:

 

  1. Leaving Home: Individuals must stay home, except to travel to and from essential businesses, to work at or provide services to a healthcare operation or essential business/infrastructure, to engage in essential activities, or to participate in permitted individual or household outdoor and indoor activity while practicing required social distancing.
    • Gatherings: All public and private gatherings and events with individuals not in your household are prohibited except for church services and protests.
    • Occupancy limits for permitted activities:
      • Permitted activities at facilities that operate outdoors where everyone is masked are at 50% max occupancy.
      • Essential Retail that operates indoors where everyone is masked is at 35% max occupancy.
      • Non-essential retail that operates indoors where everyone is masked is at 20% max occupancy.

 

  1. Permitted Outdoor Recreation for Individuals:
    • Beaches, trails and parks remain open for active recreation; running, biking, walking, swimming, playing outdoors are permitted with distancing, infection control and masking (except while swimming). Gatherings are prohibited with members outside of your household.
    • Shared outdoor facilities for recreational activities already operating remain open for individuals or members of a single household with required distancing, infection control and masking; this is limited to golf courses, tennis courts, pickleball, archery ranges, skate parks, bike parks, community gardens. Outdoor and indoor pools that serve members from more than one household are closed except for regulated lap swimming (one swimmer per lane).

 

 

  1. Permitted Retail and Business:
    • Indoor facilities (masking, distancing, infection control required)
      • Essential retail businesses at 35% max occupancy.
      • Non-essential retail businesses at 20% max occupancy (includes indoor malls).
      • Personal care services at 20% max occupancy.
      • Restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries are closed for in-person dining/drinking; these sites are open for pick-up and delivery. Breweries and wineries are open for retail at 20% max occupancy.
    • Outdoor facilities/activities (masking, distancing, infection control required)
      • Fitness centers outdoors at 50% max occupancy.
      • Museums, galleries, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens outdoors at 50% max occupancy.
      • Mini-golf, batting cages, go-cart racing outdoors at 50% max occupancy.
      • Drive-in movies/events/car parades permitted provided occupants of each car are members of one household.

 

  1. Closed non-essential businesses/activities:
    • Non-essential office-based businesses (minimum basic operations permitted)
    • Playgrounds (exception for playgrounds at childcare and schools)
    • Cardrooms
    • Bars, clubs, lounges
    • Theaters, spectator performances/sporting events, bowling alleys, arcades.

 

  1. Permitted activities that continue under current re-opening protocols:
    • Childcare/ day care
    • K-12 Schools and Day Camps with new requirement for 14-day closure with any outbreak (3 cases or more over 14 days)
    • Institutes for higher education
    • Libraries (20% max occupancy)
    • Youth Sports (conditioning and skill building only)
    • Pro-Sports (spectator free)

 

  1. Curfew: Curfew requirements mirror the State Health Officer Order requiring that all gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside the residence with members of other households cease between 10:00 pm – 5:00 am, except for essential activities and those activities required by law. People experiencing homelessness are not subject to this curfew. Any number of persons from the same household may leave their residence if they do not engage in any interaction with individuals from other households.

To view the full County Health Order, please see the attached.

 

The City of La Canada Flintridge continues to support the directives issued by DPH and encourages all of our residents to comply with the social (physical) distancing measures and the use of face coverings whenever interacting with persons outside of your personal household.

 

A special e-mail address has been established to respond to concerns or questions from the community regarding the City’s response to the current crisis. Please feel free to e-mail us at covidresponse@lcf.ca.gov and the City will respond to you.