UPDATE on New Health Officer Order, Locations Allowed to Reopen, & Incident Report



COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center


June 19, 2020


Los Angeles County Joint Information Center - COVID-19



The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

New Health Officer Order, Locations Reopening Today:


LA County has issued a revised Health Officer Order as it moves forward in its Roadmap to Recovery. Yesterday's Order allows for the reopening of additional personal and recreational services to residents, with the appropriate infection control and distancing requirements in place.

Currently, LA County remains in Phase 3 of the State of California's Resilience Roadmap and continues to be in line with the State's guidelines. The County's seven-day death average has not increased, the three-day hospitalization average is down 5 % and the seven-day testing average is well above the State’s requirement at 17,000 tests conducted per day. In addition, the County's positivity rate is 8 %, which is in line with the State’s requirements.


Although overall case counts are increasing (as testing becomes more widespread and there is more community transmission) the County continues to see steady decreases in: 1) The rate of COVID-19 infections, and 2) COVID-19 related hospitalizations and deaths.

That said, the following locations have been allowed to reopen as soon as today:

  • Nail salons
  • Cosmetology services
  • Spas offering aesthetic and massage services
  • Tattoo and piercing shops
  • Tanning salons
  • Casinos, card rooms and satellite wagering sites
  • Bar and wineries not anchored to food services

In addition, protests and faith-based services held outdoors no longer have limits on how many people can participate. 


Just as is required for all out-of-home activities, visitors and staff of today's reopening sectors will have to: 1) Practice physical distancing; 2) Wear cloth face coverings; 3) Follow limited capacity directives; 4) Enhance cleaning and disinfecting procedures; and 5) People who feel sick should stay home.

If you're a business owner or employee, click on your sector (below) for the Reopening Protocol and Guidelines you'll need to follow:

LA County will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and the capacity of our healthcare system to provide county residents with essential services. Should the rate of infection (and other key indicators) warrant, we may adjust orders to limit future reopenings or close reopened sectors.

Still Closed

Still closed are movie theaters, live performance theaters, entertainment centers, concert halls and venues, stadiums, arenas, gaming facilities, theme parks, lounges & nightclubs, hot tubs, steam rooms & saunas not located on a residential property & festivals.

Click here for a detailed list of what is currently open and closed in L.A. County.

For More Information

If you have questions about resuming the use of previously closed sectors, click here.

To keep up with LA County's detailed COVID-19 data and metrics, click here.

Are You a Senior In Need of Free Meal Assistance? 

Great Plates Delivered

If you're a senior in need of meal assistance, it's not too late to apply to join LA County's  Great Plates Delivered Program.

Through Great Plates Delivered, LA County is providing three (3) home-delivered meals a day to qualifying older adults & adults over 60 who are at high-risk for COVID-19.

This effort aims to assist County residents in need of home delivered meals, as well as help get our local restaurant, hospitality and transportation community back to work. 

See if you're eligible, by clicking here

Click here to apply in English.To apply in Spanish, click here.

If you have questions & are a meal applicant, e-mail: greatplates@wdacs.lacounty.gov or call 211 for multi-lingual assistance over the phone.

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high-level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to view.

COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide & Toolkit

View our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do's and Don'ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit - with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below. 

Access our Social Media Toolkit here.

Nail Salons Reopen

LA County continues on the road to recovery. As of June 19, nail salons can reopen with the following protocols: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_PersonalCare.pdf

ChineseLA縣繼續走上復原之路。 從6月19日開始,美甲店可以按照以下協議重新開放: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_PersonalCare.pdf

KoreanLA 카운티는 회복의 길을 계속 걷고 있습니다. 6월 19일부로 네이샵은 다음과 같은 지침과 함께 재개장할 수 있습니다: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_PersonalCare.pdf

SpanishEl Condado de LA continúa en el camino hacia la recuperación. A partir del 19 de Junio, los salones de uñas pueden volver a abrirse con los siguientes protocolos: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_PersonalCare.pdf

Additional Resources

The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit: