Los Angeles County business owners excited to welcome back customers as restrictions ease
Restaurants, which up until now only offered take-out and/or outdoor dining, reopened indoors with up to 25% capacity. Museums, zoos, and aquariums were also permitted to reopen with up to 25% maximum capacity. Gyms, fitness centers, yoga studios, and dance studios were also able to reopen indoors with up to 10% maximum occupancy.
All reopenings do require wearing masks and social distancing still, according to the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LADPH).
LADPH announced Friday was the first time hospitalizations had dropped under 1,000 since November, allowing the county to move from the purple tier, the most restrictive in the state's coronavirus reporting system, to the red tier where businesses can slightly reopen.
Many business owners welcomed the news, as it signaled a move toward normalcy. Others remain more cautiously optimistic about reopening their doors.
While reopening is exciting, some still said they anticipate more challenges ahead due to the pandemic.
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- Communicate with employees often, rely on team leaders
-Consider remote working or with minimal physical contact
-Tailor your safety measures: possible vaccination requirement
- Focus on training and education
- Encourage employees to stay home when sick
- Prioritize employee mental health
- Workforce Stigma
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