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Key Points to Keep in Mind

  • The risk of COVID-19 remains high. Follow infection control practices at all times. 
  • Everyone must continue to practice physical distancing of at least six feet apart and wear a clean cloth face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth when around people outside of your household. More information on cloth face coverings.
  • Culver City requires and the State of California mandates that all persons must wear a clean, cloth face covering over both their nose and mouth whenever they leave their place of residence and are or can be in contact with or walking near or past others who are non-household members in both public and private places, whether indoors or outdoors. This includes wearing a cloth face covering when patronizing a business.  
  • Acceptable, reusable face covering options for the general public include: bandanas, neck gaiters, homemade face coverings, scarves, tightly woven fabric (such as cotton t-shirts and some types of towels). The CDC provides instructions on its website for how to make several types of homemade face coverings, including from a t-shirt and a bandana without any sewing required. A sampling of manufacturers selling face coverings is also available.
  • Face Coverings while exercising (e.g., walking, biking, jogging): It is suggested that a face covering be carried with you while exercising. Place the face covering over your nose and mouth while passing by others.
  • Face Coverings for Children: Children under the age of 2 should NOT wear cloth face coverings. Those between the ages of 2-8 should use them under adult supervision to ensure that the child can breath safely and to avoid choking or suffocation. Children with breathing problems should not wear a face covering.


Face Coverings

Face Coverings are Mandatory in Culver City

Face Coverings While Exercising

Many people have asked if they need to wear a cloth face covering while exercising (e.g., walking, biking, jogging) outdoors. Here are the short answers: 

  • yes, when you are near others (anywhere close to 6 feet) and
  • no, when there is no one around you.

County Public Health does not recommend wearing a covering over your nose and mouth when doing high intensity training, especially in the heat, because it is harder to breathe. If you’re doing any type of high intensity training (e.g., marathon training), try to find a place where you will not be around other people to minimize the amount of time you need to cover your mouth and nose.

Face Coverings for Children

Children under the age of 2 should NOT wear cloth face coverings. Those between the ages of 2-8 should use them under adult supervision to ensure that the child can breath safely and to avoid choking or suffocation. Children with breathing problems should not wear a face covering.

How to Manage Patrons and Visitors Who Refuse to Wear Face Coverings

As businesses open, and more individuals venture back into public places, it is very important that everyone continue to comply with physical distancing requirements and infection control practices such as the use of face coverings.

Unfortunately, some businesses or venues may be placed in the difficult position of managing customers or visitors who knowingly or unknowingly do not adhere to the rules. Los Angeles County has prepared a guidance document to provide businesses with tools for preparing for potential incidents with non-compliant individuals.  

View the Guidance Document for Managing Non-Compliant Patrons and Visitors



Guidance on Small Gatherings

On October 16, 2020, the City issued the Twenty-Eighth Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 614KB)  to mirror State guidance and the new Public Health Order issued by the County allowing for private gatherings of three or fewer households, as long as the private gathering is outdoors, everyone wears a cloth face covering and keeps at least six feet of physical distance, food is in single-serve disposable containers, and the duration of the gathering is two hours or less. 

What is allowed and required:

  • Private gatherings of three or fewer households
  • The gathering must be outdoors
  • Everyone wears a cloth face covering
  • Everyone keeps at least six feet of physical distance
  • Food is in single-serve disposable containers
  • Duration of the gathering is two hours or less 

Note, large public events, parties, and gatherings remain prohibited, even if held outdoors.

Private gatherings with people from different households increases the risk of COVID-19 transmission, with the risk increasing the longer the gathering. Public Health recommends if you do gather with two other households, that you do so with the same households each time and gather outdoors, to create a quasi-bubble that can reduce the risk of spreading the virus. It is very important that you do not attend any private gathering if you are experiencing symptoms of illness, have tested positive for COVID-19 or if you have been exposed or likely have been exposed to someone positive.

A household does not include group living situations such as dormitories, fraternities, sororities, residential care facilities, or commercial group living arrangements such as boarding houses, hotels, or motels.


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Culver City continues to cooperate with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Los Angeles County.

On March 11, 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak was characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). A Proclamation of Local Emergency in Culver City was signed on March 14, 2020 and ratified by City Council on March 18, 2020. Since, the City has issued a public order and 31 supplements.