On this sunny Saturday the County of Los Angeles has opened for business just a little bit more.
Angelenos can go to a restaurant (preferably with patio seating), and have a burger and a beer served to them by a server in a mask and a face shield. The guests must also wear a mask when not eating. Tables must be six feet apart, and restaurants are limited to 60% capacity. Best to make a reservation. And no, you can’t sit at the bar or counter.
Los Angeles County has published a detailed checklist of requirements for restaurants. Any restaurant planning to open for on-site dining should pay close attention to the checklist, and monitor the LA County website for updates.
Before or after your burger and beer, Angelenos can also finally get a haircut and color! Just make an appointment (no walk-ins), and bring your mask with earloops so you can wear it while the stylist or barber fixes you up. S/he will be in a mask as well, and will be servicing only one customer at a time. But no threading or waxing of the eyebrows and no eyelash services allowed. There are also a whole set of rules for hair salons, and another handy checklist. Salon owners and operators should also pay close attention and monitor the LA County website.
These checklists and other notices must be posted at the restaurant/salon and given to each employee. Details about steps taken to protect the public must also be posted on the establishment’s website.
Are you also ready for a mani/pedi, facial or massage? Not yet. Nail salons are still closed in LA County, as are massage parlors, bowling alleys, movie theaters, and beach piers.
One more step closer to normal. Stay safe!