On Wednesday, May 05, 2021 the Department of Public Health (DPH) revised the “Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19” Health Officer Order, to align with the “Yellow Tier” safety modifications of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, effective as of 12:01am on Thursday, May 06, 2021. The revision permits the following changes:

  • Bars (with no meal service) can operate indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
  • Restaurants can increase capacity for indoor dining to 50%.
  • Movie Theaters can operate at 50% capacity.
  • Gyms, Fitness Centers, and Yoga Studios can operate indoors at 50% capacity. Steam rooms and saunas can also open.
  • Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums can open indoors at 75% capacity with safety modifications.
  • Community Sporting Events (runs, walks, marathons, triathlons) may reopen to the public at a maximum of 500 participants per hour and a total of 1,500 participants with multiple modifications.
  • Family Entertainment Centers can operate at 50% capacity, 75% if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination. Masks are required.
  • Grocery and Retail Stores capacity remains limited to 75% with continued requirement for distancing of at least 6 feet between customers.
  • Hair Salons, Barbershops, and Personal Care Services can operate at 75% capacity with masks required, except for services where customers need to remove their masks. For services where customers must remove their face coverings, staff must wear a fitted N95 mask or face covering with a face shield.
  • Live Event and Performance Indoor venues up to 1,500 guests can operate at a maximum 25% capacity or 50% if guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination. Venues with 1,501 guests and above can operate at 10% capacity of 2,000 people; whichever is fewer or 50% capacity for tested or fully vaccinated guests.
  • Live Event and Performance Outdoor venues can expand to 67% capacity with safety modifications.

For a full list of all of the Health Officer Order sector specific appendices, please visit the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health COVID-19 webpage.

The revised Health Order also aligns with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s April 27, 2021 Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.

If fully vaccinated, you still need to wear a mask outdoors when:

  • At crowded events, such as live performances, parades, or sports events.
  • In crowded spaces where you can’t stay 6 feet apart and you do not know if everyone around you is fully vaccinated.
  • In public or private settings where wearing a mask is required by Public Health, the facility operator, or the business.

If fully vaccinated, you still need to wear a mask indoors when:

  • In public settings and when visiting businesses, except in instances when not wearing a mask is allowed by Public Health, such as dining indoors in a restaurant.
  • At a workplace, whether you are a customer, visitor, or employee.
  • Gathering with people who are not fully vaccinated (including children) from more than one other household.
  • Visiting an unvaccinated person who is at higher risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 or who lives with a person who is at a higher risk.


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 as outlined above.


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.