In Los Angeles County, most places can operate with no social distancing or capacity restrictions. However, everyone must wear a mask when they are in indoor public settings and at outdoor Mega Events regardless of their vaccination status.
This is because of the continuing spread of COVID-19 and the increasing presence of the Delta variant, which spreads more easily. While people carry out their everyday activities, it is important to take steps to stay safe.
You are required by the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order to wear a mask in all indoor public settings, venues, gatherings, and public and private businesses in Los Angeles County. You are also required to wear a mask at outdoor Mega Events (events with over 10,000 attendees like concerts, professional sporting events and parades).
You are allowed to take off your mask while you are:
There are some people who should not wear a mask, such as children younger than 2, people with certain medical conditions or disabilities, and people instructed by their doctor not to wear a mask. Children ages 2 to 8 should wear a mask only when under adult supervision. To learn more about mask wearing visit ph.lacounty.gov/masks.
If you are an employee in a workplace in Los Angeles County, you must wear a mask indoors even when it is not required by the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). This is because you must follow the more protective mask requirements in the County Health Officer Order. Certain employees may be exempt from wearing a mask in specific situations if other safety measures are in place. See the Health Officer Order and Best Practices for Businesses webpage for details of workplace requirements.
Beginning September 20, 2021, new rules will apply for Indoor Mega Events. These are events with over 1,000 attendees like conferences, expos, concerts and sporting events.
To enter, you must show proof that either:
You are required to wear a mask outdoors at Mega Events and at any other business if that is the policy of the venue.
Businesses, workplaces, and community organizations may have other rules in place for the safety of staff, visitors, and the community. For example,
Wear a mask in crowded outdoor venues. (Note masks are required in outdoor Mega Events, see above.)
Double mask or wear a respirator if you are in close contact with other people who may not be fully vaccinated.
Maintain social distancing
Wash your hands often
Select outdoor activities with better air flow
To learn more about how to reduce your risk and slow the spread of COVID-19 including which situations are riskier, visit ph.lacounty.gov/reducerisk.
Vaccinations are free and available to everyone age 12 and over, regardless of immigration status. Vaccines are widely available across LA County without an appointment. In-home vaccination is available to people who are homebound.
How To Get Vaccinated webpage to find a location near you,
or call the Public Health Vaccine Call Center 1-833-540-0473 open daily from 8am to 8:30pm.