UPDATE on Health Officer Order, Reopening Protocols, & Incident Report


Los Angeles County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center



September 2, 2020




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:

Just In: LA County Announces Revised Health Officer Order & Reopening Protocols

HOO School Services

School Services

LA County has announced a revised Health Officer Order (HOO) and reopening protocols for two sectors in the county. Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, K-12 schools may offer in-school services for small cohorts of (up to 12) students with:

  • Individualized Education Plans (IEP);
  • Requiring instruction for English as a Second Language;
  • Or needing assessments or specialized in-school services

as long as the school is able to fully implement the Health Officer's guidance and protocols and submits an operational plan. This change will get children who are in the most need of in-person learning back into their classrooms. Once available, Guidance and Protocols for K-12 can be found here

LA County will not be opening the waiver program for instruction of students in grades TK-6 as we monitor the implementation of this effort to safely get students needing specialized in-school services back at school.

Hair Salons & Barbershops

In addition to limited in-school services, the HOO has been revised to allow increased access to hair salons & barbershops. LA County's Department of Public Health will issue later today the Reopening Protocol for Hair Salons & Barbershops. Once reviewed, hair salons & barbershops can re-open for indoor services at 25% occupancy, provided they are in full compliance with the County's protocols - which includes physical distancing and face coverings for both employees and customers, among other requirements.

HOO Hair Salons and Barbershops

If your hair salon or barbershop has been operating outdoors, please continue to do so and use your 25% occupancy for those services you are not able to provide outdoors.

All other current restrictions remain unchanged at this time. As LA County slowly reopens sectors, we will watch closely how reopenings are impacting community transmission. We do not want to experience the significant spikes in cases, hospitalizations and deaths seen in July after re-openings and holidays.

Read today's full announcement on the reopening of in-school services and increased access to hair salons. 

For more information on LA County's Reopening Protocols, the Road to Recovery, or things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community, click click here.   

Great Plates Delivered... to a Senior Near You.

Great Plates Delivered

LA County's Great Plates Delivered can help a local senior or business in your community. The meal assistance program offers eligible seniors with three (3) home-delivered meals a day. Seniors over 65, seniors 60-64 years of age who have been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19 or those at high-risk for COVID-19 may qualify. When you help a senior connect to Great Plates Delivered you're also helping your local restaurant, hospitality and transportation community get back to work. 

To learn more or apply to this program before September 9thclick here.

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.

SMTK The Risk is Real

Protect yourself and protect others by wearing a mask, keeping 6 feet apart and washing your hands. #TheRiskisReal

S Chinese為保護自己和他人,請戴上口罩,保持6英尺的距離並清洗雙手。 #TheRiskisReal

Korean마스크를 착용하고 6 피트 간격을 유지하고 손을 씻음으로써 자신을 보호하고 다른 사람을 보호하십시오. #TheRiskIsReal

SpanishProtéjase y proteja a los demás usando una máscara, manteniendo una distancia de 6 pies y lavándose las manos. #TheRiskisReal

Additional Information

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