Below are the official orders; however, anyone wishing to file a complaint for a violation of any of these orders can do so by visiting the Los Angeles County Public Health Department’s website by clicking here.
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
As of June 15, 2021, the Governor terminated the executive orders that put into place the Stay Home Order and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. He also phased out the vast majority of executive actions put in place since March 2020 as part of the pandemic response, leaving a subset of provisions that facilitate the ongoing recovery.
The new public health order effective June 15 supersedes all prior health orders. The order has limited restrictions, only related to masking and mega-events, as well as settings serving children and youth pending an expected update to the K-12 schools guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Restrictions that ended on June 15 include:
- Physical distancing
- Capacity limits on businesses
- County tier system
State of California Lifts Regional Stay at Home Order
The Regional Stay Home Order, announced December 3, 2020, has been lifted as of January 25, 2021. Los Angeles County is currently in the purple tier and must adhere to the restrictions set by the Los Angeles County Public Health department’s Health Officer Order. The Limited Stay at Home Order has also been lifted as of January 25, 2021.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MODIFIES SAFER AT HOME ORDER
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced additional modifications to the Safer At Home Order, as part of the Roadmap to Recovery. SEE BELOW FOR OFFICIAL ORDERS.
Businesses that are reopening are reminded that they must be in compliance with Department of Public Health and Cal/OSHA requirements; which include employees and customers wearing face coverings, appropriate physical distancing, hand washing, surface sanitizing and compliance posting.
The revised health officer order can be found here
WESTLAKE VILLAGE MORATORIUM ON RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL EVICTIONS
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. On June 9, 2020, the City Council took additional actions amending this Ordinance. The revised Ordinance can be found here.
GOVERNOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER RELATED TO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
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 https://advocacy.calchamber.com/2020/05/07/governors-workers-compensation-order-presume-covid-19-illness-arises-from-the-job/.
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.