Los Angeles Issues Public Order To Stay-At-Home: Here Are The Rules

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In a statement made on Wednesday evening, Mayor Eric Garcetti said:

All persons living within the City of Los Angeles are hereby ordered to remain in their homes. Residents of the City of Los Angeles who are experiencing homelessness are exempt from this requirement.

Read the full order HERE, which include businesses exempt. 

What can't you do? 

The following businesses, recreational sites, commercial properties, and activities are prohibited:

a) Lounges and nightclubs;

b) Bars and craft distilleries that possess a valid low risk restaurant public health permit issued by the County of Los Angeles;

c) Public entertainment venues: movie theaters, live performance theaters, concert venues, theme parks, and festivals;

d) Family entertainment centers for indoor operations only, including arcades and other amusement games, as well as miniature golf, batting cages, and go cart racing;

e) All restaurants, but only for indoor and outdoor in-person onsite dining until further notice;

f) Cardrooms, satellite wagering facilities, and racetrack onsite wagering facilities until further notice;

g) Playgrounds, except for playgrounds located within childcare centers or schools;

h) Indoor portions and exhibits of museums, zoos and aquariums are closed to the public until further notice;

i) Hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas not located on a residential property;

j) Small water vessel charters and outdoor equipment rental;

k) All public and private events and gatherings, unless specifically allowed by this Order

Can you go to your local park? 

Outdoor recreation activity at parks, trails, piers, and beaches, and other open spaces must comply with any access or use restrictions separately established by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, City of Los Angeles, or other entity that manages the area to reduce crowding and the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Individuals can engage in active recreation at beaches, parks, and trails by themselves or with members of their household; team sports and any gatherings are prohibited unless with members of only one household.

Parks (except for playgrounds) shall remain open under normal operating hours, unless otherwise restricted, for passive recreational activities and for permissible active recreational activities defined herein while adhering to social distancing and shall follow the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Reopening Protocol for Use of Public Trails.


Healthcare workers, caretakers, banks, educational institutions, grocery stores, etc. are exempt. 

So, what's the difference between this City Order and the last? We're not sure. 

Still confused? READ HERE.

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