L.A. County Stores, Flea Markets, & Other 'Low-Risk' Businesses to Reopen

L.A. hair and nail salons, however, will need to wait.

Certain Los Angeles stores and businesses are now allowed to reopen with limitations, according to an order by L.A. County Department of Health Tuesday evening. The move is part of the second phase of California's Pandemic Resilience Roadmap, a four-stage plan for ending stay-at-home orders and reopening businesses statewide.

According to the announcement, "low-risk retailers," manufacturing and logistics businesses, non-essential offices, indoor malls, and faith-based services can reopen to the public as long as they follow social distancing protocols. Indoor and outdoor retailers must operate at 50% capacity, while churches are limited to hosting either a maximum of 100 people or 25% of building capacity.

The order also allows drive-in movie theatres, flea markets, and swap meets to reopen. Governor Gavin Newsom also announced Tuesday that as part of the third phase of California's reopening plan, hair salons and barbershops in some California counties can start accepting clients again; however, L.A. County is not included in that order.

According to the L.A.Times' California coronavirus tracker, 3,825 people in the Golden State have died of COVID-19; L.A. County has the highest concentration with 2,145 deaths.

Get more info at the L.A. County of Public Health and read the full order here.

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