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L.A. County Announces Businesses And Locations That Will Be Allowed To Reopen This Weekend

By Ashlyn Davis May 7, 2020

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L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger reveals the businesses and recreational spaces that will reopen this weekend, and the businesses that will open in each stage of the plan.

UPDATE: In a briefing on Wednesday evening, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the City of Los Angeles will be following a similar reopening plan to L.A. County. The major difference will be that L.A. City trails, golf courses, and parks will only reopen on Saturday instead of Friday. However, Runyon Canyon will remain closed.

On Friday, California will move into Stage 2 of the reopening plan. In a news briefing, L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barge announced that L.A. County will allow certain retailers and recreational spaces to open in line with the state orders.

The following Non-essential business will be reopening for curbside pick-up with adherence to all social distancing and infection control measures:

  • Bookstores
  • Clothing stores
  • Florists
  • Music stores
  • Sporting goods stores
  • Toy stores
  • Car dealership showrooms (open for sales with adherence to distancing and infection control protocols)

“This is less about the products sold and more about the ability to maintain social distancing. We are finalizing the details and we’ll have all the information and guidelines for businesses up on our website before the order goes into effect,” Barger stated.

The following outdoor parks and recreational facilities will be open provided all activities as long as social distancing and infection control protocols are met:

  • Golf courses (not including pro-shops or dine-in restaurants)
  • Trails
  • Trailheads, parks

Along with this, County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer revealed the “Roadmap to Recovery,” which lists the various businesses that will be reopened at each stage of a five-stage plan.

LA County Roadmap to Recovery

As part of stage 2 additional low-risk businesses such as manufacturers, office spaces, and retailers will also begin to reopen. Libraries, museums, art galleries are expected to follow soon after that, but companies that can allow employees to work from home are encouraged to do so wherever possible.

Featured image: Instagram / @flowerboyproject