Los Angeles restaurants must close their dining rooms once again.
On Wednesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that all restaurants in LA County - and 19 other counties across the state - must immediately cease dine-in operations due to COVID-19. Outdoor dining is still permitted, as is takeout and delivery. The order will last at least three weeks, but is subject to change at Newsom’s discretion. LA restaurants were open for dine-in for just over a month, after a similarly abrupt reopening announcement on May 29.
The news comes after the second-straight day of record-breaking infection numbers in California, and an increasing rate of positive infections in the county (9%). LA County Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said on June 15 that a full half of LA’s restaurants inspected for COVID-19 precautions were not in compliance with new regulations. Earlier this week, an order was made that forced LA bars to close, barely a week after being given the OK to reopen. The county also announced earlier this week that all LA County beaches would be closed for the Fourth Of July holiday weekend.
Restaurants will, however, be allowed to remain open for takeout and delivery. Check out our Ultimate LA Takeout & Delivery Guide for tons of ideas about where to order your next meal.