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Updated May 29, 2020 8:00 PM

COVID-19 Public Orders

Safer at Home Orders are in place in the City of Culver City, Los Angeles County, and throughout California. Please continue to practice social (physical) distancing and wear a cloth face covering whenever you are around others, and to wash your hands frequently. Also, remember to stay home if you are sick or if you have been in close contact with someone who is sick.

Please review a listing of all orders below, as well as frequently asked questions. 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 send us an email at Coronavirus@CulverCity.org.

Hair Salons, Barbershops, and In-Person Dining at Restaurants Allowed to Reopen with Safeguards in Place

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 will release an order that mirrors the County’s order. Even before the City's order is released, businesses can proceed in preparing to reopen using the County’s protocols posted on LA County Department of Public Health's website

15th Supplement to Public Order (May 27, 2020)

On May 27, 2020, the City Manager issued the 15th Supplement to Public Order 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".
  • 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".
  • 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.

14th Supplement to Public Order (May 22, 2020)

On May 22, 2020, the City Manager issued the 14th Supplement to Public Order, 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

13th Supplement to Public Order (May 20, 2020)

The 13th Supplement to Public Order, 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. 

12th Supplement to Public Order (May 19, 2020) 

The 12th Supplement to Public Order, 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.

11th Supplement to Public Order (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. Review the new public order and learn about the reopening guidelines

Culver City 10th Supplement (May 7, 2020)
Culver City 9th Supplement (May 1, 2020)
Culver City 8th Supplement (April 28, 2020)
Culver City 7th Supplement (April 11, 2020)
Culver City 6th Supplement (April 8, 2020)
Culver City 5th Supplement (April 7, 2020)
Culver City 4th Supplement (April 2, 2020)
Culver City 3rd Supplement (April 1, 2020)
Culver City 2nd Supplement (March 27, 2020)
Culver City 1st Supplement (March 20, 2020)
Culver City Public Order (March 16, 2020)
Los Angeles County Orders
California Executive Orders

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the "Safer at Home" Order?

Residents of the City of Culver City continue to be "Safer at Home." Through our Safer at Home efforts, we’ve collectively slowed the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Los Angeles County, allowing for a phased reopening of some businesses and public spaces. However, COVID-19 remains a serious risk. Please continue to practice social (physical) distancing and wear a facemask whenever you are around others, and to wash your hands frequently. Also, remember to stay home if you are sick or if you have been in close contact with someone who is sick.

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
  • Recreation, Entertainment and Learning Allowed to Open
    • Parks (Playgrounds are closed.)
    • Public Trails (Walking and Hiking)
    • Beaches (For Active Recreation)
    • Pools in Multi-Unit Residential Facilities (e.g., Apartments, Condominiums, and Homeowner’s Associations)
    • Golf Courses
    • Pickleball and Tennis Courts
    • Horse Riding/Equestrian
    • Bike Parks
    • Community Gardens
    • Model Airplane Areas
    • Shooting and Archery Ranges
    • Vehicle-Based Parades
    • Drive-in Movie Theaters and Drive-in Restaurants
    • Libraries (For Curbside Pick-up Only)
    • Outdoor Museums, Open Air Galleries, Botanical Gardens, and other Outdoor Exhibition Space
  • Open for In-Store Shopping/Services
    • Grocery Stores, Certified Farmers’ Markets, Farm and Produce Stands, Supermarkets, Food Banks, Convenience Stores, Wholesale Clubs, and Pharmacies 
    • Pet Food Stores, Animal Daycare and Boarding Facilities, and Veterinary Clinics
    • Stores that Sell Products Needed for Your Home, such as Hardware, Building, Home Appliance, and Pool Supply Stores
    • Retail Stores, such as Bookstores, Jewelry Stores, Furniture Stores, Toy Stores, and Clothing Stores
    • Hair Salons and Barbershops
    • In-Person Dining at Restaurants (60% Capacity)
You Should Not...
  • 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
  • Go to the beach in groups, play group sports, or engage in outdoor activities in groups of any size
  • Still Closed for Now
    • Beach piers
    • Recreation and Community Centers
    • Basketball and Volleyball Courts
    • Baseball and Soccer Fields
    • Youth Sports Leagues
    • Gyms/Fitness Centers, Including in Multi-unit Housing
    • Public Pools
    • Indoor Museums, Galleries and Zoos
    • Bars and Nightclubs that Don't Serve Food
    • Arcades, Bowling Alleys, Movie Theaters, Live Performance Theaters, Concert Halls and Venues, Stadiums, Arenas, Gaming Facilities, Theme Parks, and Festivals
    • Personal Grooming, including Nail Salons, Spa Services (e.g., massage, facials, waxing)
Is this Order mandatory?
Why is this happening now?
What is the difference between “safer at home” and “physical distancing”?
How long will it last?
What about Government Employees?
What about infrastructure and construction?
Is there a way to report a business that is violating the order?
When can we return to normal life but still be safe and prepared for future waves of COVID-19?