Reopening Updates for Businesses

On May 29, Mayor Garcetti announced the following reopening updates for Los Angeles:

-Restaurants can reopen at 60% of their capacity.

-Barbershops and hair salons can also reopen, serving one person at a time.

-Houses of worship are allowed to reopen at 25% capacity or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is less.

-Public health protocols must be followed, including the wearing of face coverings.

-Personal service establishments like nail salons and waxing services are not permitted to open at this time.

Still closed are gyms/fitness centers, bars/nightclubs, beach piers, entertainment venues, galleries, indoor museums, and zoos.

The Mayor also announced the L.A. Al Fresco program to help restaurants provide outdoor dining on sidewalks and private parking lots. This new initiative is designed to help restaurants open while maintaining physical distance guidelines by temporarily relaxing the rules that regulate outdoor dining. Eligible restaurants will receive streamlined, immediate approval. Apply at

The City’s COVID-19 business reopening resource page contains tools and information dedicated to supporting business throughout this pandemic. The site provides resources such as signage for businesses, guidance on how to safely reopen, and updates on which industries can or cannot open during the specific phase. Read more at