Health Officer Order for the Control of COVID-19
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has revised its Health Officer Order on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
Effective, Friday, September 23, at 12:01AM
- Updates to mask guidance in LA County, effective Friday, September 23rd:
- Indoor masking will be up to individual preference in indoor public settings, businesses, and government offices. This means people can choose what works best for them unless it is required by a business or venue.
- Indoor masking will be strongly recommended, but no longer required, on public transit and in transit hubs.
- People who are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 will be strongly recommended to mask in higher risk-settings:
- Closed spaces with poor air flow
- Crowded places
- Places where people are talking or breathing heavily close together
- Required Masking:
- Masks will still be required in healthcare and long-term care facilities.
- Businesses and venues can still choose to require masks.
- Individuals will still be required to wear masks for ten days after a COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure
For more information about free and low-cost PPE for employers, visit:
Other pertinent information and resources can be found on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
The FAQ for Vaccines has been updated to add information on vaccines and booster doses.
LA County has also developed a Business Toolkit Resource page (Link below) that contains helpful information for businesses about how you can prevent COVID-19 surges through vaccination verification. The materials include how to verify vaccination or a negative test, signs for your business, and resources from the Department of Business and Consumer Affairs.
All businesses that are permitted to reopen must post signage, implement, and post the required protocols from LA County Department of Public Health prior to opening. Should you need further guidance, please contact the Emergency Operations Center at (310) 217-9583 or EOC@cityofgardena.org.