The City of Lynwood is actively moving forward with the reopening of businesses, houses of worship and personal service providers through a Public Order Under the City of Lynwood Emergency Authority issued today. The decision will expand essential and commercial services available to residents and businesses. The City’s decision comes on the heels of Los Angeles County deciding to expand Phase Two reopening.
“We must stress that the COVID-19 public health emergency still very much exists and many of the precautions we’ve put in place including wearing a mask, maintaining six foot physical distance and maintaining good hygiene will continue to be enforced,” said Lynwood City Manager Jose Ometeotl.
On May 25, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that religious and faith-based organizations can operate in-person services at 25 percent capacity or a maximum of 100 people and restaurants can allow customers inside their businesses for dine in service subject to local county approval. In Lynwood, we also plan to reopen barbershops, and hair salons.
All retail establishments, including those in indoor and outdoor shopping centers, can open for business at 50% capacity; flea markets and swap meets can also resume operations subject to the social distancing requirements outlined in the City’s previous Orders.
Pools, hot tubs and saunas that are in a multiunit residence or part of a homeowners association can open.
The following business types are still NOT able to open at this time.
• Bars and nightclubs
• Gyms and fitness centers
• Movie theaters
• Live entertainment venues, banquet halls, festival spaces, etc.
• Community centers
Gatherings of people not from the same household are still prohibited, except for faith-based services and in-person protests.
People 65 or older and all people with underlying health conditions should remain in their residences as much as possible, health experts say. People in these categories should leave their residences only to seek medical care, exercise or obtain food or other necessities. Telecommuting should continue as much as possible.
Currently, dine-in restaurants and food trucks are free to operate with takeout and delivery only and non-essential retail can offer curb-side pick-up.
Those businesses than can reopen must continue to abide by the City’s Orders or risk being sanctioned or even closed.
Businesses that plan to reopen are required to follow state guidance. Barber shops as well as hair and nail salons are now permitted to operate in Lynwood and are required to follow state guidance.
State guidance for dine-in restaurants:
State guidance for shopping centers:
State guidance for retail:
State guidance for places of worship and providers of religious services and cultural ceremonies
State guidance for hair salons and barbershops: