FAQs

I’m a business owner, can I make outdoor seating permanent?

Most restaurants have the opportunity to apply for a conditional use permit (CUP) for limited outdoor seating. Please contact the Planning Department at 562-220-2036 and speak with a city planner about available options. With more interest, the City Council may also wish to update City regulations in the future to expand permanent outdoor seating opportunities.

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Will I have to get my temperature checked before I’m seated?

Restaurants are not required to screen diners for high temperatures, although some may choose to do so before a patron can participate in indoor or outdoor dining. Please stay at home if you are feeling sick or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. For a list of potential COVID-19 symptoms, click here.

2021-05-21T15:04:07-07:00July 29th, 2020|

What safety guidelines are in place for dining?

Restaurants can increase capacity for indoor dining to 50% capacity with continued safety modifications. There must be 6 feet distancing between tables. Maximum of 6 people from one household per table; if everyone in a group is vaccinated, 6 people can sit together from up to 6 different households. Bars that do not provide meals can operate

2021-05-21T15:02:40-07:00July 29th, 2020|

What are the masking requirements for restaurant customers?

On May 17, LA County published a press release confirming the County’s alignment with the State of California’s mandate for masking guidelines to stay in place until June 15, 2021. It is important to note that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s recent announcement was not meant to eliminate current safety modifications at

2021-05-21T14:53:48-07:00July 29th, 2020|