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In-Person Religious Gatherings And Retail Can Now Resume in LA County, With Restrictions




 A worker wears a face mask in the doorway of the shop wear she works, with a sign reading 'No Mask No Entry' posted below, amid the coronavirus pandemic, on April 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
A worker wears a face mask in the doorway of the shop wear she works, with a sign reading 'No Mask No Entry' posted below, amid the coronavirus pandemic, on April 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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Los Angeles County amended its health officer order yesterday, allowing for additional re-openings amid the coronavirus crisis.

Now retailers in L.A. County can re-open (at 50% capacity), in-person religious services can resume (with 25% capacity, or a maximum of 100 congregants, whichever is lower), and drive-in theaters, flea markets, and some pools can open as well. Facial coverings, physical distancing, and other safety protocols are required.

Also yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that some counties will be able to reopen barbershops and hair salons, with face coverings and other sanitation requirements in place. But only the forty-seven counties with state-approved action plans for moving further into Phases Two and Three can reopen salons and barbershops. Los Angeles County isn’t one of them.

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Kathryn Barger, L.A. County supervisor representing the 5th district, which includes the Antelope, San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys