Official Orders

The past few weeks have brought several official orders designed to keep residents and the larger California community safe. Reading and understanding the orders is an important way that you can protect yourself and those you love.

Official Order Updates


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today announced additional modifications to the Safer At Home Order, as part of the Roadmap to Recovery.  The new order allows all retailers within Los Angeles County to open, except those located within indoor malls.  The State of California has not yet authorized indoor malls to reopen.  Retailers may only offer curbside pick-up or delivery services, as customers are not allowed within businesses.   Manufacturing operations that supply the open, low-risk retailers are also permitted to resume operations. Click here to view the REVISED HEALTH ORDER.

Businesses that are reopening are reminded that they must be in compliance with Department of Public Health requirements; which include employees and customers wearing face coverings, appropriate physical distancing, hand washing, surface sanitizing and compliance posting.

County health officials are also permitting additional outdoor recreational activities to include tennis, pickle ball, equestrian activities, community gardens and bike paths to reopen, while employing appropriate safety protocols.


On March 17, 2020, the City Council unanimously passed Ordinance 278-U20  establishing a temporary eviction moratorium.  The ordinance allows for the deferment of rent payments under specified conditions and prohibits evictions of residential or commercial tenants due to non-payment of rent due to COVID-19 related circumstances.  The urgency ordinance requires that tenants communicate in writing with their landlords.  Furthermore, the local statute enables rent payments to be postponed, not eliminated.  Please read the ordinance to determine how it may apply to your individual situation.   Should you require additional assistance, City staff is happy to assist you at (818) 706-1613. 


Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-62-20, which outlines new regulations related to workers’ compensation specific to COVID-19.  The new Executive Order presumes that if an employee working outside of their home, while the state Stay At Home Order is ieffect, contracts COVID-19, that exposure is presumed to have occurred within the scope of individual’s employment.  The order is retroactive to March 19 and extends through July 5, 2020.

The California Chamber of Commerce recommends that employers should ensure they are in full compliance with federal, state and local health mandates and guidance for minimizing or preventing employee exposure to COVID-19.  The Chamber also suggests that employers coordinate closely with their Human Resources Departments and legal counsel regarding the change.  Additional information regarding the California Chamber of Commerce’s advice may be found at

Westlake Village Executive Order to Allow Expanded Outdoor Dining Areas

City Manager Rob de Geus, in his capacity as the Director of Emergency Services, signed ‘Executive Order 2020-001’ in order to further assist restaurants on the road to recovery. This Executive Order creates a temporary, no-fee permit process allowing restaurants to increase their seating areas in order to safely reopen.

Westlake Village Executive Order 2020-001

Official Orders

Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19; Moving the County of Los Angeles Through Stage 2 of California’s Pandemic Resilience Roadmap (ISSUED 5-29-2020)

Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 (ISSUED 5-26-2020)

Continuation of Safer At Home Order That Begins To Move The County Of Los Angeles Into Stage 2 Of The County’s Roadmap To Recovery (REVISED 5-13-2020)

Los Angeles County Addendum #2 to Safer At Home Order – Conditional and Limited Reopening of Certain Lower-Risk Retail Businesses, Golf Courses, and Public Spaces (REVISED 5-8-2020)

Los Angeles County Safer at Home Order Extension (REVISED 4-10-2020)

Governor Newsom’s Safer At Home Order March 19

Los Angeles County Safer at Home Order for Control of Covid-19

Los Angeles County Temporary Beach and Trails Closure

City of Westlake Village Temporary Eviction Moratorium (Ordinance 278U-20)

City of Westlake Village Anti Price Gouging (Ordinance 280U-20)

Safer at Home Health Officer Order

Home Isolation Health Officer Order REVISED 4-1-20

Home Isolation Health Officer Order

Home Quarantine Health Officer Order REVISED 4-1-20

Home Quarantine Health Officer Order

Guidance for Certified Farmer’s Markets and Community Events

State Executive Order N-42-20 Prohibiting Water Shutoffs

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