COVID-19 Public Orders

Safer at Home Orders are in place in the City of Culver City, Los Angeles County, and throughout California. Please protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, washing your hands regularly, staying at home as much as possible, keeping at least six feet of physical distance from others when in public, and avoiding people who do not live with you. Also, remember to stay home if you are sick or if you have been in close contact with someone who is sick.

View Information about the State of California Health Order 

Learn More about the Los Angeles County Health Order

A listing of all City of Culver City orders and supplements is below. When orders from the state, county and City are not identical, the strictest order must be followed. If you are unable to find answers to your questions, we are here for you. The Culver City Coronavirus Hotline is available Monday through Friday between 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Call us at (310) 253-6890 or email coronavirus@culvercity.org

Culver City 37th Supplement to Public Order (July 15, 2021)

On July 15, 2021, the City of Culver City issued the Thirty-Seventh Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 200KB). The order continues to align with the County of Los Angeles Public Health Officer Order. A new Los Angeles County Public Health Order regarding indoor mask requirements is expected to take effect beginning July 18, 2021. The order also does the following:

  • Extends waiver of outdoor dining license fees and valet parking license fees through December 31, 2021. 
  • Extends Temporary Use Permits (TUPs) issued by the Public Works Department for expansion of outdoor dining and other uses on City sidewalk only through December 31, 2021. 

For expanded outdoor dining and other uses on City streets, TUPs issued by the Public Works Department will continue to expire at the end of the day on Monday, September 6, 2021 (Labor Day) in accordance with the City Council's direction from May 24, 2021.

Culver City 36th Supplement to Public Order (April 21, 2021)

On April 21, 2021, the City of Culver City issued the Thirty-Sixth Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 6MB). The order continues to align with the County of Los Angeles Public Health Officer Order, most recently updated and issued on April 15, 2021. The order also does the following:

  • Grants authority to the Public Works Director and the Community Development Director to issue Temporary Use Permits (TUPs) for outdoor bar operation in the public right of way or outdoors on private property
  • Notes that live events and performances (indoor and outdoor) are permitted with all County protocols plus any required City special event permits 

Culver City 35th Supplement to Public Order (March 25, 2021)

On March 25, 2021, the City of Culver City issued the Thirty-Fifth Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 201KB). The order continues to align with the County of Los Angeles Public Health Officer Order, most recently updated and issued on March 19, 2021. The order also does the following:

  • Continued waiver of outdoor dining license fees and valet parking license fees, to June 30, 2021.
  • Continued fee limitations on third party food delivery services, to end of local emergency.
  • Continued emphasis on wearing face coverings in public. 

Culver City 34th Supplement to Public Order (February 25, 2021)

On February 25, 2021, the City of Culver City issued the Thirty-Fourth Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 212KB) and Eighth Amended Implementation Measures(PDF, 394KB) regarding the Commercial Tenant Eviction Moratorium. The Order and related Implementation Measures reflect the following changes and clarifications to the CTEM:

  • Extension of moratorium until the termination of the local emergency.
  • Effective April 1, 2021, tenants must pay 25% of current rent due in order to receive the protection of the moratorium.  If the landlord and tenant already have another payment arrangement in place for current rent, that agreement will supersede this condition.
  • Effective March 1, 2021, the definition of Commercial Tenant will be modified as follows (changes in bold):

“Commercial Tenant” means any individual, agency, association, branch, corporation, estate, group, partnership, or other entity or organization entitled by Lease or by sufferance, to the use or occupancy of a Commercial Property, provided that such person holds a valid business license issued by the City of Culver City, unless exempt from business license requirements under the Culver City Municipal Code.  Effective June 1, 2020, “Commercial Tenant” shall not include a multi-national company, publicly traded company, or a company that employed 200 or more employees on March 20, 2020.  Effective March 1, 2021, “Commercial Tenant” shall not include a multi-national company, publicly traded company, or a company that, together with that company’s parent, subsidiary, affiliated, and related companies, employed 200 or more employees on March 20, 2020.

  • Referral of parties to no-cost mediation services.
  • Clarification that tenants should pay all or partial rent if they are financially able to do so.
  • Clarification that the CTEM protects a tenant from eviction for nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 related circumstances, but does not preclude a landlord from seeking payment, by other lawful means, of current or past due rent.
  • Further enhancements and clarification of documentation requirements.

Culver City 33rd Supplement to Public Order (January 26, 2021)

On January 26, 2021, the City of Culver City issued the Thirty-Third Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 526KB) to reflect the County's Revised Health Officer Order and keep orders specific to Culver City in place (e.g., unexpired eviction moratorium, extension of outdoor dining and valet parking fees, authority for temporary use permits for outdoor operations). The order also does the following:

  • Extends the limitations on third party food delivery service fees to March 31, 2021.
  • Extends the 50% reduction of monthly parking fees in City owned lots and structures and gives authority to the Community Development Director, in consultation with the City Manager and Finance Director, to extend.
  • Stresses that face coverings are still required
  • Notes that the City will align with future County orders, unless expressly stated otherwise.

     

 

Culver City 32nd Supplement (November 30, 2020)

On November 30, 2020, the City of Culver City issued the Thirty-Second Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 527KB) to mirror the County’s Temporary Targeted Response Order and keep orders specific to Culver City in place (e.g., waiver of licensing fees, food service delivery fees). 

 

Culver City 31st Supplement (November 25, 2020)

On November 23, 2020, the City of Culver City issued the Thirty-First Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 209KB)  to mirror the County's new restrictions due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, as well as extend the outdoor dining license fees and valet parking license fees. Details within the order are outlined below:

  1. Private Outdoor Gatherings Limited to a Maximum of 15 persons from a Maximum of Three Different Households;
  2. Temporary Suspension of Outdoor Dining at Restaurants, Breweries, Wineries and Bars Effective November 25, 2020 at 10:00 PM;
  3. Limitations on Occupancy to 25% Capacity and Limited Hours of Operation for Low-Risk Retail;
  4. Limitations on Indoor Occupancy to 25% Capacity for Certain Essential Office-Based Businesses;
  5. Clarification That Essential Businesses Must Comply with the County Physical Distancing Protocol and All Other Applicable Protocols for its Sector;
  6. Limitations on Occupancy to 25% Capacity for Personal Care Establishments;
  7. Limitations on Outdoor Operation of Cardrooms, Miniature Golf, Batting Cages, and Go Cart Racing to 50% of Outdoor Capacity; and
  8. Further Extension of Outdoor Dining License Fees and Valet Parking License Fees to March 31, 2021.

 

Culver City 30th Supplement (November 12, 2020)

On November 12, 2020, the City of Culver City issued the (PDF, 3MB)Thirtieth Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 181KB) , which extended the prohibition on evictions of commercial tenants due to COVID-19 until March 31, 2021.  More information can also be found in the Rules & Implementation Measures for the Commercial Tenant Eviction Moratorium(PDF, 277KB) .

 

Culver City 29th Supplement (October 30, 2020)

On October 30, 2020, the City issued the Twenty-Ninth Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 315KB)  to mirror the new Los Angeles County Health Officer Order. All personal care establishments, including  hair salons, nail salons, barbershops, esthetic, skin care, electrology, body art professionals, tattoo parlors and piercing shops, tanning salons, and massage therapy (in non-healthcare settings), can operate indoors with modifications. In addition, recreational activities such as batting cages, mini golf and go cart racing can operate outdoors, also with modifications.

Breweries and wineries no longer need to require reservations; however, it is strongly recommended that these businesses continue to operate with reservations only to prevent crowding. At wineries, tastings will no longer require a meal being served. There have also been updates to the school reopening protocols.

As with all modifications to Health Officer Orders, businesses must comply with all of the required public health protocols in order to keep residents, customers and staff as safe as possible.

 

Culver City 28th Supplement (October 16, 2020)

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.  The Order allows 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. 

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.

 

Culver City 27th Supplement (October 2, 2020)

On October 3, the City of Culver City issued the Twenty-Seventh Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 631KB) , in alignment with Los Angeles County Public Health announcements, allowing some business sectors to gradually re-open. In addition, the order allows Culver City outdoor playgrounds to reopen beginning Saturday, October 3. The order also requires businesses to post the City's community workforce resources poster, waives valet and outdoor dining permit fees through the end of the year, and allows personal care businesses to operate outdoors in the public right-of-way. 

 

Culver City 26th Supplement (September 17, 2020)

On September 17, 2020, the City of Culver City issued the Twenty-Sixth Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 232KB), which extended the prohibition on evictions of commercial tenants due to COVID-19 until January 31, 2021. 

 

Culver City 25th Supplement (September 3, 2020)

On September 3, 2020, the City of Culver City issued the Twenty-Fifth Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 509KB), which authorizes hair salons and barbershops to re-open for indoor services at 25% occupancy provided they are in full compliance with the Los Angeles County of Department of Public Health Officer’s protocols. The revised Order encourages these businesses to continue outdoor operations when possible, and to offer in-door operations for those services that cannot be provided outdoors. Guidance and protocols for hair salons and barbershops are available on the Public Health website.

Beginning Monday, September 14, schools K-12 may offer in-school services for small cohorts of students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP), students requiring instruction for English as a Second Language (ESL) or students needing assessments or specialized in-school services, as long as the school is able to fully implement the Health Officer’s re-opening protocols. Guidance and protocols for K-12 are available on the Public Health website.

 

Culver City 24th Supplement (August 21, 2020)

On August 21, 2020, the City of Culver City issued the Twenty-Fourth Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 5MB), which authorizes the resumption of outdoor youth sports and the use of outdoor park space for therapeutic small group meetings and in-person faith based services, all with the relevant City permits. The order also continues the waiver of outdoor dining and valet parking license fees through October 31, 2020.

 

Culver City 23rd Supplement (August 13, 2020)

On August 13, 2020, the City of Culver City issued the Twenty-Third Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 5MB), which authorizes the temporary use of City parks space for outdoor operation of gyms and fitness establishments, subject to temporary park use permit. Staff is in the process of drafting the necessary permit application and procedures before any such use may commence. 

 

Culver City 22nd Supplement (August 4, 2020)

On August 4, 2020, the City of Culver City issued the Twenty-Second Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 3MB), which extended the Residential and Commercial Eviction Moratoria until September 30, 2020. Additional information on the Residential Eviction Moratorium is available on the Interim Rent Control and Tenant Protections Measures page and additional information on the Commercial Eviction Moratorium is available on the Coronavirus Business Information page.

 

Culver City 21st Supplement (July 21, 2020)

On July 21, 2020, the City of Culver City issued the Twenty-First Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 2MB) , which allows for the outdoor operation of gyms, hair salons, barbershops and personal care establishments on private property. In order for an applicable business to conduct services in an outdoor space on private property,  the business is required to apply for a NO-FEE Temporary Use Permit (TUP) with the City of Culver City. 

TUP applications can be submitted using the Current Planning Online Submittal toolReview online submittal instructions or view a PDF of the TUP Application

For more information, please call (310) 253-5765 or email business.assistance@culvercity.org. 

LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued reopening protocols for the outdoor operation of hair salons, barbershops and personal care establishments. Below are highlights from the recently updated protocols: 

Hair Salons & Barbershops   

  • Businesses must establish an outdoor reception area where customers can check in while still following physical distancing guidelines 
  • Services that cannot be performed safely outdoors (or that would require a customer to have to enter the establishment) are not permitted. 
  • Outdoor shaded areas can be configured to block wind, but and cannot only be enclosed or partially enclosed on more than one side 
  • Businesses must comply with the Cal/OSHA standard for heat illness prevention for outdoor workers, including an effective heat illness prevention plan with written procedures on: 
  • Access to water, shade, and cool down breaks; emergency procedures for heat illness cases; monitoring of employees who are acclimatizing during a heat wave; and training on heat illness prevention and symptoms 
  • For resources (including Cal/OSHA FAQs, a webinar and a sample written plan), visit the Cal/OSHA heat illness prevention page. 

Personal Care Establishments 

  • All establishments operating outdoors should have California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) standard heat illness prevention plans and written procedures, as moving work outdoors creates additional hazards including the possibility of heat illness.  
  • Businesses offering electrology, tattooing, microblading & permanent make-up, and piercing services may not operate outside, because they are invasive procedures that require a controlled hygienic environment to be performed safely. 
  • Businesses must establish an outdoor reception area where customers can check in while still following physical distancing guidelines. 
  • Businesses which offer pedicures outdoors shall be limited to portable tubs/bowls, and all equipment must be cleaned and disinfected with an EPA-registered liquid disinfectant that is labeled as a bactericide, fungicide and virucide (refer to manufacturer’s instruction on mixture). Disinfection should occur inside the nail salon & not in the temporary outdoor setting. 

Visit the Los Angeles County DPH website to learn more

 

Culver City 20th Supplement (July 7, 2020)

The City Manager issued the Twentieth Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 4MB) on July 7, 2020. The order conditionally waives outstanding penalties and interest for Culver City hotels and motels subject to a transit occupancy tax (TOT), provided the past due TOT is paid within 30 days. The order also reiterates the required closure of the following types of businesses, which were already required to close based on the Los Angeles Department of Public Health Orders from June 28 and July 1, due to the increase in hospitalizations and testing positivity rate:

 

Revised Health Officer Order Requires Closure of Indoor On-Site Dining and Other Indoor Activities

On July 1, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he is directing several counties on the state's watch list to close indoor operations of certain sectors for a minimum of three weeks.

The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be modified today to align with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s directives and require the closure of:

  • Indoor, in-person dining at restaurants
  • Indoor museums, indoor children’s museums, and indoor operations at zoos and aquariums
  • Cardrooms and satellite wagering facilities

All persons and businesses in Culver City must follow the new Public Health Officer Order. The City of Culver City's Public Order remains in place; if the County or State issues an order stricter than the City's order, the stricter order must be followed.

Also, the Health Officer Order requires businesses with three or more known cases of COVID-19 within the workplace over the span of 14 days, to report the outbreak to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health). Employers who have one known case within the workplace must have a protocol that requires that person to self-isolate at home and anyone exposed to self-quarantine.

Bars remain closed, and all events and gatherings unless specifically allowed by the Order remain prohibited. Additionally, face coverings and gloves must be worn at fitness facilities at all times.

View the new Health Officer Order

All Bars, Breweries, Brew Pubs, Pubs, Wineries and Tasting Rooms Ordered to Close 

On June 28, 2020, as directed by Governor Gavin Newsom, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) ordered the closure of all bars, breweries, brew pubs, pubs, wineries and tasting rooms in Los Angeles County, including Culver City, until further notice. View Public Health's new health officer order

State and county public health officials have been closely monitoring COVID-19 infection rates and key metrics across the state and in Los Angeles County. Community spread of infection is of increasing concern. Public Health is reporting an increase in hospitalizations and the testing positivity rate has increased.

Public Health is concerned with the increasing cases among individuals between the ages of 18 and 40, now comprising forty-one percent of cases. People in this age range typically have low risk for serious illness or death, but these individuals may unknowingly infect parents, grandparents and friends and family who have underlying health conditions and who are at greater risk for serious illness and death.

Everyone must continue to follow physical distancing and infection control directives and wear a clean cloth face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth when around people outside of your household. 

Culver City 19th Supplement (June 19, 2020)

Culver City Reopens Personal Care Establishments, Bars, Winery and Brewery Tasting Rooms (June 19, 2020)

On June 19, 2020, the City of Culver City issued a new Public Order(PDF, 5MB) that permits additional sectors including personal care establishments and bars to reopen as of June 19. The City order mirrors the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (Public Health) Order issued on June 18, 2020. Businesses must implement strict Public Health sector specific protocols for infection control and distancing before reopening.

What’s Opening?

  • Personal Care Establishments (i.e. nail salons, tanning salons, esthetician, skin care, and cosmetology services; electrology, body art professionals, tattoo parlors, and piercing shops; and massage therapy (in non-healthcare settings)
  • Bars, Winery and Brewery Tasting Rooms

 

What’s Still Closed?

  • Lounges and nightclubs
  • Public entertainment venues such as movie theaters, live performance theaters, concert venues, theme parks and festivals
  • Family entertainment centers such as bowling alleys, arcades, miniature golf, and batting cages
  • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds for children, except those located within a school or childcare center
  • Hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas not located on a residential property
  • All events and gatherings, except specifically permitted by the new order or previous orders

 

Faith-Based Services, Protests, and Pools

The new Order also clarifies different requirements for indoor and outdoor faith-based services, indoor and outdoor protests, and swimming pools* note the Plunge?. For more information, please see the full text of the Order.

Cloth Face Coverings Required

The City’s new Order reiterates 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.

Culver City 18th Supplement (June 12, 2020)

On June 12, 2020, Culver City issued a new Public Order(PDF, 6MB) allowing additional business types and recreational facilities to re-open beginning June 12. The order mirrors the Health Officer Order issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) on June 11, 2020.  Businesses are required to follow Public Health’s sector specific protocols, including infection control and distancing requirements.  Links to Public Health’s protocol’s for the specific sectors are available below:

Review what’s open and what’s closed in Culver City on the City’s business information webpage.

Culver City 17th Supplement (June 10, 2020)

City Provides Businesses Additional Relief Through New Public Order (June 10, 2020)

Consistent with the City Council’s direction at its June 9, 2020 meeting, the City Manager has issued a new public order that makes several modifications to the City’s Zoning Code(PDF, 5MB). The modifications:   

  • Provide relief from parking requirements for outdoor dining areas;  

  • Provide reduced parking requirements for new restaurant uses;   

  • Create an expedited process for establishing outdoor dining and retail areas in private parking lots; 

  • Allow takeaway alcohol services, consistent with the State Alcoholic Beverage Control’s Regulatory Relief efforts; and 

  • Temporarily pause legal non-conforming use provisions so if a business’ operations are paused during the COVID-19 crisis, any legal non-conforming use status will still be available to them after the crisis has passed.   

Culver City 16th Supplement (May 29, 2020)

Hair Salons, Barbershops, and In-Person Dining at Restaurants Allowed to Reopen with Safeguards in Place (June 1, 2020)

On May 29, 2020, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced that it is allowing the reopening of hair salons, barbershops and in-person dining at restaurants as long as required safeguards are in place. Culver City released the 16th Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 4MB)  on June 1, 2020, which mirrors the County’s order. Businesses must follow the County’s protocols posted on LA County Department of Public Health's website.

Culver City 15th Supplement (May 27, 2020)

On May 27, 2020, the City Manager issued the 15th Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 5MB) allowing the following, with certain restrictions:

  • All lower-risk businesses and indoor and outdoor retail shopping centers may now open for business at 50% capacity. Businesses must follow the County's "Retail Businesses Opening for In Person Shopping Protocol" or, if applicable, the "Shopping Center Operators Protocol".
  • (NOTE: As of July 1, 2020, the Governor ordered in-person work at non-essential office-based businesses to stop, except for essential activities.) Non-essential office-based businesses may re-open although teleworking is strongly recommended and encouraged. Businesses must follow the County's "Office-Based Worksites Protocol".
  • (NOTE: The July 13, 2020 Order issued by the State Public Health Officer Order that requires the closure of all indoor operations by Places of Worship. Indoor operations at places of worship are closed to the public. Public activities, including services, weddings and funerals, may continue to be conducted outdoors on the grounds of places of worship in compliance with this revised protocol or virtually, using the site or other location as setting.) Faith-based organizations may resume services, with the number of congregants limited to less than 25% of the building's capacity, or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is lower. Faith-based organizations must follow the County's "Places of Worship Protocol".
  • Pools, hot tubs and saunas that are in a multi-unit residence or part of a homeowners association may also now open.  Los Angeles County Public Health guidelines must be followed at all times.
  • Individuals may participate in an in-person protest as long as attendance is limited to 25% of the area's maximum occupancy, or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower.
  • Entertainment industry studios and other related production establishments may resume upon authorization of the State of California Public Health Officer, and only with adherence to all State, County of Los Angeles and City issued protocols.
  • Outdoor dining license fees and valet parking license fees will continue to be waived, through August 31, 2020, or the termination of the Local Emergency, whichever occurs earlier.

Culver City 14th Supplement (May 22, 2020)

On May 22, 2020, the City Manager issued the 14th Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 3MB), allowing the following, with certain restrictions:

  • lower-risk indoor retailers in shopping malls to open for curbside pick-up or delivery service
  • vehicle-based parades

Culver City 13th Supplement (May 20, 2020)

The 13th Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 3MB), which the City Manager issued on May 20th, allows pet grooming and pet training businesses to reopen using curbside drop-off/pick-up or walk-up; mobile pet grooming and/or pet training businesses to operate; and car wash businesses to reopen effective immediately.  Businesses must follow all public health protocols contained in the order. 

Culver City 12th Supplement (May 19, 2020)

The 12th Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 1006KB), issued by the City Manager on May 19th, is consistent with the direction given by City Council at the May 18th City Council meeting.  It (1) extends the Residential Tenant and Commercial Tenant Eviction Moratoria (CTEM) to August 31, 2020 or the end of the Local Emergency, whichever occurs earlier; (2) excludes from the CTEM multi-national companies, publicly traded companies, or companies that employ 200 or more employees; and (3) reduces the grace period for the repayment of Back Rent from 12 months to 6 months for commercial tenants that have 10 or more, but less than 200, employees.

Culver City 11th Supplement (May 14, 2020)

On May 14, 2020, the City Manager issued a the 11th Supplement to Public Order that allows lower-risk businesses and low-contact outdoor recreational facilities to re-open in Culver City. The order also requires face coverings to be worn in public. Finally, the new order extends the “Stay at Home” Public Order until further notice, although the City plans to continue to modify the order over time to allow a gradual and safe reopening in alignment with the recommendations from Public Health.

Culver City 10th Supplement (May 7, 2020)

On May 7, 2020, the City Manager issued the 10th Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 7MB), which permits the following types of businesses to re-open for curbside pick-up only, with adherence to distancing and infection control protocols, beginning on Friday, May 8, 2020:

  • florists
  • toy stores
  • music stores
  • bookstores
  • clothing stores, and
  • sporting goods stores.

In addition, auto dealership showrooms are permitted to open for sales beginning Friday, May 8, 2020 with adherence to distancing and infection control protocols. Re-opened businesses are required to adhere to the below guidelines, which may be amended or expanded at any time.

Culver City 9th Supplement (May 1, 2020)

On May 1, 2020, the City Manager issued a Ninth Supplement Order(PDF, 4MB) which mirrors the revised Safer at Home order issued by the City of Los Angeles on April 27, 2020. The new Order modifies and clarifies Culver City’s “Safer at Home” Public Order as follows.

  • Funerals with no more than 10 persons in attendance are considered an essential activity and are allowed, providing social distancing is practiced.
  • Real estate and housing unit showings may be done virtually, or, if a virtual viewing is not feasible, by appointment with no more than two visitors at a time residing within the same household or living unit and one individual showing the unit. However, such in-person visits are not permitted when a tenant occupant is still residing in the residence, unless the owner first obtains the tenant’s written consent.
  • Clarifies which businesses are required to implement social distancing protocols, and requires that any non-essential business conducting minimum basic operations must keep its doors closed and locked to the public at all times and must post a sign on its main entrances stating that the business is closed to the public.
  • Other minor clean-up language.

Culver City 8th Supplement (April 28, 2020)

At its meeting on April 27th, 2020, the City Council directed the City Manager to extend the time period within which tenants must pay their landlords all back rent to 12 months after the expiration of the residential and commercial eviction moratoria. The City Manager issued an Eighth Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 5MB), consistent with the City Council’s April 27th direction, extending the grace period from six months to 12 months. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial and residential tenant eviction moratoria are currently in place prohibiting all evictions of residential tenants (subject to certain limited exceptions), and evictions of commercial tenants due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, through May 31, 2020.

More information on the commercial tenant eviction moratorium and the residential eviction moratorium is available online.

Culver City 7th Supplement (April 11, 2020)

The City Manager issued a Seventh Supplement to Public Order (revised "Safer at Home" order(PDF, 6MB)) that extends previously issued orders until May 15, 2020, except as noted below, and includes new public health protocols for all essential businesses.  Among other things, the new order mirrors the revised orders issued by the City of Los Angeles yesterday.  There are several important things you should know about the revised order.

New Public Health Protocols for Essential Businesses

All essential businesses (any business continuing any sort of in-person business operations, where employees interact with the public, or with each other, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants offering take-out and delivery, big box stores, banks, laundromats, construction, etc.) must adhere to new public health protocols including:

  • Providing cloth face coverings to employees and contracted workers whose duties require close contact with other employees and/or the public;
  • Requiring customers to wear cloth face coverings while visiting the business;
  • Limiting the number of people who may enter into the facility at any one time to ensure that people in the facility can easily maintain, at all times, a minimum six (6) foot distance from others;
  • Designating where lines may form at a facility, marking six (6) foot increments at a minimum, establishing where individuals should stand to maintain adequate social distancing;
  • Providing hand sanitizer, soap and water, or effective disinfectant at or near the entrance of the facility and in other appropriate areas for use by the public and employees;
  • Posting a sign in a conspicuous place at all public entries that instructs members of the public to not enter if they are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness, including fever or cough, and to maintain social distancing from one another;
  • Regularly disinfecting high-touch surfaces, including and not limited to, all payment portals, pens, and styluses after each use. Businesses engaged in essential activities and essential infrastructure are encouraged to offer touch-less payment mechanisms, if feasible;
  • Adhering to communicable disease control recommendations provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, including guidance for cleaning and disinfecting the site.

Businesses Must Complete and Post the Social Distancing Protocol Document by April 15

All essential businesses must complete the Social Distancing Protocol form provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The form must be completed, provided to each employee, and posted at or near the entrance to the facility so that it is easily viewable by the public and employees, by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Additional Essential Businesses and Business Activities Allowed

The revised “Safer at Home” public order updates and clarifies some essential businesses and businesses activities.  Businesses that are considered essential and which may continue in-person operations include:

  • Pet day care providers
  • Stores that sell beer, wine, and liquor
  • Pawn shops
  • Nurseries
  • Individuals and businesses that ship, truck, transport, or provide logistical support to deliver groceries, food, goods, or services directly to residences, or businesses engaged in essential activities or essential infrastructure.
  • Virtual real estate showings, or if a virtual showing is not feasible, by appointment in vacant units or vacant houses, only with no more than two visitors at a time residing in the same household and one individual showing the unit.
  • Businesses that manufacture personal protective equipment (including cloth face coverings), and businesses that sell materials for purposes of assembling such face coverings (subject to certain qualifications).
  • Public Health operations

Permitted Activities at Non-Essential Businesses

Businesses regarded as “non-essential” are permitted to conduct minimum basic operations including inventory, security, custodial services, payroll and employee benefits processing, and any reasonable activity designed to maximize the ability for employees to work remotely from their homes.

Revised Worker Protection Public Order

The City Manager’s public order also revises the Worker Protection public order(PDF, 6MB) issued on April 8, 2020 to bring that order into alignment with the new public health protocols described above.

Previous Orders Extended to May 15, 2020

The City Manager also extended to May 15, 2020, orders previously issued on March 16, March 20, April 1, April 2, April 7 and April 8.  The Residential and Commercial Tenant Eviction Moratoria continue to remain in effect until May 31, 2020.  The extension of the due date for the payment of business taxes still remains June 1, 2020.

Culver City 6th Supplement (April 8, 2020)

Beginning on Friday, April 10, 2020, workers and customers must wear face coverings (such as a bandana, scarf, or other cloth face covering) over their noses and mouths when working at or visiting grocery stores, restaurants, and most other essential businesses in the City of Culver City.

On April 8, 2020, The City Manager issued a Public Order(PDF, 4MB) requiring these further protections against the spread of COVID-19, following City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s issuance of the same order on April 7, 2020.

New Face Covering Rules

  • Employees who work at, customers of, and visitors to the types of essential businesses listed below, must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths.
  • Employees must wash these face coverings frequently--at least once a day.
  • Single-use face coverings must be properly discarded into the trash.
  • The face coverings do not need to be medical-grade masks or N95 respirators (these are needed by healthcare personnel).
  • The face coverings can be fabric coverings, such as scarves or bandanas.

 

Other Rules to Protect Worker and Customer Health

  • Employers must permit their employees to wash their hands at least every 30 minutes.
  • Employers must provide, at their expense, nonmedical grade face coverings for their employees.
  • Employers must ensure that their employees have access to clean restrooms stocked with required cleaning products.
  • Employers must implement social distancing measures for customers, visitors, and employees that provides a six-foot buffer between individuals (to the extent possible).
  • Businesses may refuse admission or service to anyone who fails to wear a face covering.

 

Types of Essential Businesses Where the Face Covering Rules Apply

  • Grocery stores, water retailers, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, convenience stores, warehouse stores, food banks, farmers markets and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet food and medication supply, fresh or frozen meats, fish, and poultry, any other household consumer products (such as construction supplies, cleaning and personal care products)
  • Restaurants and retail food facilities that prepare and offer food to customers via delivery service, to be picked up, or drive-thru
  • Hardware and building supply stores, day labor centers, and nurseries.
  • Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, custodial/janitorial workers, handyman services, funeral home workers and morticians, moving services, HVAC installers, carpenters, day laborers, landscapers, gardeners, property managers and leasing agents, private security personnel
  • Laundromats, dry cleaners, and laundry service providers
  • Individuals and businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, beverages or goods directly to residences or businesses
  • Taxis, ride sharing services, car rental companies, and other private transportation services
  • Hotels, motels and shared rental units
  • Organizations and businesses that provide food, social services and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (including gang prevention and intervention, domestic violence, and homeless services agencies)

View the full text of the Order.(PDF, 4MB)

Culver City 5th Supplement (April 7, 2020)

Regulations may have changed since this order was issued. Be sure to check the Business Information and Resident Information sections for the latest rules, regulations, and guidelines. 

On April 7, 2020, the City Manager issued a Fifth Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 1MB) extending the Commercial Tenant Eviction Moratorium(PDF, 2MB)  through 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2020. Landlords may not evict a commercial tenant if the tenant is able to show inability to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional information is available on the COVID-19 Business Resources page.  

Culver City 4th Supplement (April 2, 2020)

On April 2, 2020, the City Manager issued a Fourth Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 3MB)  (“Fourth Supplement”) which follows previous orders issued on March 16(PDF, 346KB) (Public Order), March 20(PDF, 2MB)  (First Supplement), March 27(PDF, 7MB) (Second Supplement), and April 1(PDF, 4MB) (Third Supplement).  The Public Order clarifies and expands on which activities are exempt (allowed to continue) and non-exempt (not allowed to continue), as well as types of essential businesses. The Fourth Supplement mirrors the Revised Safer at Home order issued by City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on April 1, 2020.

The Fourth Supplement clarifies that:

  • People may participate in passive outdoor activity and recreation, provided that the individuals comply with social distancing requirements. Organized sports are not permitted, and the City’s sport courts and ball fields are closed.
  • Pet stores can be open, but grooming and training services are not permitted.
  • Media businesses permitted to operate include newspapers, television news, radio, magazine, podcast and journalism.
  • Auto dealerships may not operate; however, their auto service and parts departments may remain open.
  • Fully automated or self-service car washes may operate, but not car washes that require personnel.
  • Day laborers may continue to work, and day labor centers may remain open.
  • Leasing agents, and those who perform professional services such as leasing and real estate transactions may continue, when necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities.
  • Open houses and in-person showing of housing for lease and sale are prohibited.
  • Businesses providing boxes and packaging may remain open.
  • Educational institutions may remain open for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing essential functions provided that social distancing of six-feet per person is followed without exception.
  • Businesses that provided storage for products needed for people to work from home main remain open.
  • Car rental companies may remain open.
  • Essential infrastructure that may remain open includes solid waste recycling and phone retail sales and servicing.

Summary of Updates in the Fourth Supplement to Public Order

Permitted

Not Permitted

  • Passive outdoor activity and recreation, with social distancing.
  • Pet stores
  • Newspapers, television news, radio, magazine, podcast and journalism
  • Auto services and parts store components of auto dealerships
  • Fully automated or self-service car washes
  • Leasing agents, and professional services such as leasing and real estate transactions when necessary to comply with legally mandated activity.
  • Day laborers, day labor centers
  • Businesses providing boxes and packaging
  • Educational institutions for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing essential functions provided that social distancing of six-feet per person is followed without exception.
  • Businesses that provided storage for products needed for people to work from home
  • Car rental companies
  • Solid waste recycling
  • Phone retail sales and servicing
  • Organized sports, tennis courts, basketball courts, etc.
  • Grooming or training
  • Media services
  • Auto dealerships, except auto service and parts stores
  • Car washes that require personnel
  • Open houses and in-person showing of houses for lease and sale

The Fourth Supplement is effective at 11:59 p.m. on April 2, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 19, 2020.  Please review the Fourth Supplement(PDF, 3MB) if you would like more details.

Culver City 3rd Supplement (April 1, 2020)

On April 1, 2020, the City Manager issued a Third Supplement to his March 16th Public Order.  The Third Supplement allows firearm retailers to conduct business, including new sales and transfers, during the COVID-19 local emergency. The policy is consistent with CISA Guidance and the County of Los Angeles' current positions regarding the inclusion of firearms retailers as part of the essential critical infrastructure. 

View the full text of the Third Supplement.(PDF, 4MB)

Culver City 2nd Supplement (March 27, 2020)

On March 27, 2020, the City Manager issued a Public Order that expands the scope of the existing moratorium on residential tenant evictions (except those necessary for public health and safety) and extends such moratorium through March 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This followed an extensive discussion and direction by the City Council at its meeting on March 26.

More details can be found in the Public Order(PDF, 7MB). The City will issue additional clarifying rules and regulations related to the moratorium in the coming days. In the meantime, please email the Housing Division or call (310) 253-5790 if you have any questions.

Culver City 1st Supplement (March 20, 2020)

In coordination with the City and County of Los Angeles, the City Manager of the City of Culver City issued a supplemental Public Order(PDF, 2MB) today calling on residents of the City of Culver City to stay in their residences and limit all activities outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary for essential tasks.  On those occasions when residents are out of their home for necessary tasks, they should stay at least six feet away from others. The purpose of the order is to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The order, which goes into effect at 11:59 PM tonight, asks residents to leave their homes only when necessary. It will remain in place until further notice.  Residents can leave their homes for critical tasks such as visiting grocery stores, pharmacies or doctors or for outdoor exercise.  Food delivery and pick-up will remain available. All residents are permitted to continue to care for children, elder adults, family, friends and people with disabilities. Non-essential businesses, including clothing and some other retail stores, are ordered to “cease operations that require in-person attendance by workers at a workplace.” Once the order takes effect at 11:59 PM tonight, it will be in place until April 19, 2020 and is subject to extension. It mirrors the City of Los Angeles’s “Safer at Home” public order issued on March 19, 2020.  

Under the “Safer at Home” Order:

YOU CAN … 

  • Go to the grocery, convenience or warehouse store
  • Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
  • Go to medical appointments (check with your doctor or provider first)
  • Go to a restaurant for take-out, delivery or drive-thru
  • Care or support a friend or family member
  • Take a walk, ride your bike, hike, jog and be in nature for exercise — just keep at least six feet between you and others in the community. 
  • Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian if necessary
  • Help someone to get necessary supplies 

 

YOU SHOULD NOT … 

  • Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by the Order
  • Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
  • Maintain less than 6 feet of distance from others when you go out
  • Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or other residential care facility

 

Commercial Tenant Evictions Prohibited

The City Order(PDF, 2MB) issued March 20, 2020 also includes a prohibition on eviction of commercial tenants due to circumstances related to COVID-19.

Waivers and Rule Changes to Assist Businesses

The City Order(PDF, 2MB) issued today also includes the following provisions to assist businesses:

  • Extension of the deadline for submission of Culver City business taxes approximately 60 days to June 1, 2020.
  • Wavier of outdoor dining license fees
  • Waiver of valet parking license fees
  • In order to allow businesses to communicate they are open for pick-up and/or delivery of food, applicable CCMC restrictions related to outdoor business signage (including “sandwich board” signs and temporary banners) are suspended. All signs must be placed preferably on private property or in such a manner to allow for pedestrian access along the public right-of-way.

Culver City Public Order (March 16, 2020)

On March 16, 2020, in coordination with the City of Los Angeles and other West Los Angeles City Managers (Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Malibu), the City Manager of the City of Culver City, as the Director of Emergency Services, issued the following Public Order:(PDF, 346KB)

Effective 11:59 PM tonight, March 16, 2020, the following establishments within the City of Culver City will be temporarily closed to the public:

  • Bars, lounges and nightclubs that do not serve food;
  • Movie theaters and live performance venues;
  • Bowling alleys and arcades; and,
  • Gyms and fitness centers, and art, dance, music studios, cultural venues and facilities, and indoor recreational facilities and uses (except as noted below)

 

The following restrictions will also apply:

  • All restaurants (or bars, lounges or nightclubs that serve food) are prohibited from serving food to dine-in customers, but may continue to offer food via delivery, takeout, or drive-through. Dine-in food service is prohibited.
  • For those establishments offering food pick-up options, proprietors must establish social distancing practices for those patrons in the queue for pick-up (minimum 6 foot distance between patrons).

 

These restrictions do not apply to:

  • Grocery stores––there is no shortage of food or interruption of our food supply
  • Cafeterias within hospitals, nursing homes and similar facilities
  • Pharmacies
  • Food banks

The restrictions will be effective through March 31, 2020, unless they are extended.