LOS ANGELES COUNTY RESPONDS
Los Angeles County Health Officer (Health Officer) issued an order to prohibit all indoor and outdoor, public and private events and gatherings within a confined space, where 50 or more members of the public are expected to attend at the same time, to require social distancing measures and temporary closure of certain businesses. The decision for the Order is based on evidence of increasing community transmission requiring the immediate implementation of additional community mitigation efforts for organizations to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the county. This Order will remain in effect at least through March 31, 2020.
To further protect against the spread of COVID-19, the Health Officer's Order also requires persons in charge of events and gatherings attended by 10-49 persons to ensure that attendees follow specific social distancing measures, as well as, follow infection control guidelines for the duration of the event and prohibits dining in at restaurants. Restaurants may continue to serve food to customer via delivery, take-out or drive-thru.
For those impacted in the South Bay, please visit your local city and chamber of commerce website for specific updates on your community.
Resources for Businesses
- The State launched a new website that highlights resources available to Californians impacted by COVID-19:www.covid19.ca.gov
- Disaster Loans are available for small businesses, homeowners and renters impacted by COVID-19. CLICK HERE to apply for federal Small Business Administration loans and CLICK HERE to apply for State loans.
- LAEDC can work with businesses one-on-one to see if they qualify for other non-traditional loans. Please email LAEDC for details. [email protected]
- California’s Work Sharing Program provides an alternative to layoffs for businesses with reduced work or production. CLICK HERE to apply.
- The County provides individualized business assistance, from access to capital and tax incentives, to cost containment strategies so businesses can maintain operations and avoid layoffs. Please email LAEDC for details. [email protected]
- The County provides Rapid Response services to businesses and workers impacted by layoffs. We’ll work with your business to avoid layoffs and closures. We’ll help workers get connected to benefits, unemployment insurance, and other services. Email [email protected] to request services.