Slowly but surely, Los Angeles County officials are lifting the broad stay-at-home order put in place at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

Yesterday, officials announced that starting on Friday, June 12, the following sectors will be permitted to reopen with certain precautions:

  • Gyms and fitness facilities;
  • Professional sports without live audiences;
  • Day camps;
  • Museums, galleries, zoos and aquariums;
  • Campgrounds, RV parks and outdoor recreation;
  • Music, film and television production; and
  • Hotels, lodging and short-term rentals for tourism and individual travel

Establishments reopening this week will be required to observe ongoing requirements for physical distancing and face masks, among other public health directives.

The return of gyms, day camps, museums, and other institutions moves Los Angeles County into the third phase of its planned reopening.  Nonetheless, new cases and deaths from coronavirus continue to mount.

On June 10, the County announced 61 COVID-19 deaths and 1,275 new cases.  To date, more than 67,000 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Los Angeles County, with a total of 2,768 deaths.