The rising numbers of COVID-19 positive cases in Los Angeles County is forcing changes to the economic reopening. Here are the current cases as of Monday, July 13:
Lynwood – 1,757 positive cases, 64 deaths
Los Angeles County – 136,129 positive cases, 3,822 deaths
California – 329,162 positive cases, 7,040 deaths
Yesterday, new emergency orders were issued by both Governor Newsom and the City of Lynwood in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The following businesses and establishments must cease operations:
• Fitness centers
• Indoor worship services
• Offices for non-essential sectors
• Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
• Hair salons and barbershops
• Indoor malls
Additionally, all in-person protests are hereby prohibited as well as gatherings of people not from the same household.
Outdoor Dining Still Allowed
The City of Lynwood is, however, creating a temporary program to allow restaurants to create or expand outdoor dining areas adjacent to their businesses. The intent of the program is to allow for greater physical distancing and safety for patrons, while allowing restaurants to potentially reach their total approved seating capacity. In no instance shall the total seating capacity of an establishment be increased as a result of this permit. Again, the intent is to mitigate a certain amount of the reduced indoor capacity by permitting additional outdoor dining spaces.
Outdoor patios established under this program can only be used for sit-down down dining or customer pick-up and carryout service. They cannot be used for activities that would promote congregating or involve shared equipment, including but not limited to:
• Standing areas
• Live entertainment
• Outdoor games
• Broadcast sports
• Loudspeaker call systems
Upon approval, the permit is good so long as the City’s emergency order is in effect. For more information or to obtain an application, please contact the City’s Community Development Director, Michelle Ramirez, at (310) 603-0220, Ext. 605 or by email at email@example.com.
The only way to slow the spread of COVID-19 is to continue practicing safety precautions that include staying at home as much as possible, wearing masks in public and maintaining social distancing.