Los Angeles County officials continue to gradually lift restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Starting today, the County's Department of Public Health announced that the following types of businesses are allowed to resume operations with appropriate safeguards against coronavirus:

  • Nail salons;
  • Cosmetology services;
  • Spas offering aesthetic and massage services;
  • Tattoo and piercing shops;
  • Tanning salons;
  • Casinos, card rooms and satellite wagering sites; and
  • Bar and wineries not anchored to food services.

Businesses that reopen following the updated health directive are required to adopt limits on capacity and enhanced cleaning procedures.  Visitors and staff are expected to wear cloth face coverings - now a requirement based on an order issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom - and practice physical distancing.

Other businesses and institutions that have been permitted to reopen with modifications include gyms, museums, hair salons, stores, beaches, and trails.  However, movie theaters, live performance venues, theme parks, night clubs, and saunas remain closed.

For more information on what businesses are opened and closed in Los Angeles County, click here.

Individual cities, including Los Angeles, may set more stringent limits on what businesses may resume operations, even if the County order permits them to reopen.

To date, more than 78,000 positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Los Angeles County, including 3,027 deaths.