Starting on May 27th, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has stated that retail businesses can begin to open for in-store in-person operations. The announcement, which applies to the whole county, will help businesses recover from the economic impact of the pandemic so far. This ruling, which also applies to drive-in movie theaters and houses of worship, relies on a series of guidelines to make sure that the reopening is as safe and cautious as possible. As if this weren’t enough good news for the city, Runyon Canyon is once again open. The popular hiking trail will operate in a single direction and have counters at the entrance, but at least it’s back.
Guidelines for Reopening
There are a few things that need to be taken into consideration at the time of reopening businesses. Given the still consistent stream of cases, it’s important for any reopening measures to be cautious and responsible. After all, the last thing anyone in the city wants is for this to result in another spike. These are some of the specific guidelines that make part of the order.
- Los Angeles retail businesses, drive-in movie theaters, and houses of worship can reopen at fifty percent capacity.
- Preemptive sanitary measures need to be taken in order to protect employees and customers from potential exposure.
- This does not include nail shops, hair salons, barbershops, and dine-in restaurants. These require further planning and will take specific measures into consideration.
Opening Up Los Angeles Retail Businesses
No one wants to push the duration of this pandemic. However, that doesn’t mean that measures can’t be taken to ease a safe reopening. If you are reopening your retail business this week, remember to exercise the necessary regulations and guidelines. Economically speaking, a plan to reopen can help you set up a reliable structure for such. Just like we’ve managed to maintain social distancing efforts together, we’ll be able to safely reopen together.