On June 19, the City of Culver City issued a new Public Order that permits additional sectors, including personal care establishments and bars, to reopen. The City order mirrors the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) Order issued June 18. Businesses must implement strict Public Health sector specific protocols for infection control and distancing before reopening.
What Businesses May Re-open?
Personal Care Establishments (i.e. nail salons, tanning salons, estheticians, skin care, and cosmetology services; electrology, body art professionals, tattoo parlors and piercing shops; and massage therapy in non-healthcare settings)
Bars, Winery and Brewery Tasting Rooms
What Businesses are Still Closed?
Lounges and nightclubs
Public entertainment venues such as movie theaters, live performance theaters, concert venues, theme parks and festivals
Family entertainment centers such as bowling alleys, arcades, miniature golf, and batting cages
Indoor and outdoor playgrounds for children, except those located within a school or childcare center
Hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas not located on a residential property
All events and gatherings, except specifically permitted by the new order or previous orders
Going to the salon or visiting a bar or spa will be a very different experience than it was before the pandemic. Each sector reopening must implement strict Public Health infection control procedures prior to opening.
Faith-Based Services, Protests and Pools
The new order also clarifies different requirements for indoor and outdoor faith-based services, indoor and outdoor protests and swimming pools. The Municipal Plunge remains closed for now, as the City plans for implementation of health protocols at the pool. Capacity will be extremely limited when The Plunge reopens.
Cloth Face Coverings Required
The City’s new order reiterates that all persons must wear a clean, cloth face covering over both their nose and mouth whenever they leave their place of residence and could be in contact with or walking near others who are non-household members in both public and private places, whether indoors or outdoors. This includes wearing a cloth face covering when patronizing a business.
The specific procedures along with more information are available at the Public Health website at PublicHealth.LACounty.gov/Media/Coronavirus. For more information about the City of Culver City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit CulverCity.org/Coronavirus.