• Matt Esnayra

LA County Issues a 3-Week Stay-at-Home Order; Starts Monday

With coronavirus cases continuing to rise, LA County health officials on Friday issued a temporary stay at home order that forbids gatherings and places new occupancy limits on businesses.


The new stay at home order will start Monday, Nov 30, and last until Dec 20; only religious services and protests are exempt under the order. The latest restrictions come two days after LA County health officials placed new outdoor dining restrictions.

  • “Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others,” officials said.

  • Long Beach has autonomy when issuing health orders due to having its own health department, but city officials typically align with the county.

  • Today, Public Health has confirmed 24 new deaths and 4,544 new cases of COVID-19. Currently, the five-day average of new cases is 4,751.

  • There are 1,893 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 24% of these people are in the ICU, LA County says.

The new stay-at-home orders:

  • All public and private gatherings with individuals not in your household are prohibited, except for church services and protests.

Occupancy limits

  • Essential retail – 35% maximum occupancy

  • Non-essential retail (includes indoor malls) – 20% maximum occupancy

  • Personal care services – 20% maximum occupancy

  • Libraries – 20% maximum occupancy

  • Fitness centers operating outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy

  • Museums galleries, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens operating outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy

  • Mini-golf, batting cages, go-kart racing operating outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy

Outdoor recreation activities all which require face coverings (except for swimming) and distancing:

  • Beaches, trails, and parks remain open; gatherings at these sites with members outside your household are prohibited.

  • Golf courses, tennis courts, pickleball, archery ranges, skate parks, bike parks, and community gardens remain open for individuals or members of a single household. Pools that serve more than one household may open only for regulated lap swimming with one person per lane.

  • Drive-in movies/events/car parades are permitted provided occupants in each car are members of one household.


  • All schools and day camps remain open, adhering to re-opening protocols. K-12 Schools and Day Camps with an outbreak (3 cases or more over 14 days) should close for 14 days.

Closed non-essential businesses/activities:

  • Playgrounds (with the exception of playgrounds at childcare and schools)

  • Cardrooms

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