COVID-19: Street sweeping will occur 8/3 – 8/7, citations will be issued based on street sweeping requirements. City Hall remains closed. For the latest visit or contact our hotline, M - F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 310-458-8400 or

Business Reopening Guidelines

The timeline for reopening Santa Monica businesses will align with Los Angeles County and the State of California. Where the two conflict, the City will follow whichever guidance is stricter.  Every business must comply with public health reopening guidelines, which include physical distancing and infection control practices.

Reopening Guidelines

Every business must follow LA County’s public health reopening protocols for their sector. Find yours at and

Business Occupancy Guidelines

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health has approved specific businesses to re-open in accordance with the Health Officer Orders. To assist local businesses with re-opening, the City of Santa Monica will be issuing local guidance for businesses who are required to re-open at a limited capacity. The local guidance will be aligned with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health and will specifically apply to retail establishments, restaurants, and gyms.  

Business Reduced Capacity Guidance

Business Occupancy Sign 

>> Jump below for optional signage and floor decals you can print as part of implementing your social distancing protocol.

Plastic Bag Ban Resumes

The City’s plastic bag ban will resume on July 1, 2020. This means customers can resume bringing reusable bags when making essential trips. >>Learn more.

Printables & Applications

Santa Monica Cares Reopening Toolkit

Created in collaboration with City partners. Includes: Signage for curbside pickup and health rules; floor decals, graphics for email, web, and social media

>>Download from Google Drive

>>Review the Santa Monica Cares Program Overview and Guidelines. Includes copy you can use.

County of Los Angeles. COVID-19 public health signage

LA County has helpful COVID-19 related signage and flyers translated into many languages on a wide range of topics, including handwashing, wearing cloth face coverings, and physical distancing. Find the files at

>>Download "Notice to Customers" (English)

>>Download "Notice to Customers" (Spanish)

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