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Select Businesses to Reopen Friday, May 8

For curbside pickup and with social distancing and health guidelines in place

May 6, 2020 6:32 PM

Select Businesses to Reopen Friday, May 8

SANTA MONICA, Calif.  As part of its Roadmap to Recovery, Los Angeles County officials announced today that the first phase of reopening will begin this Friday, May 8 with some low-risk retailers and other businesses reopening with limited operations. This means Santa Monica, along with LA County, will begin to ease some of the Safer at Home guidelines while continuing to prioritize public health and safety as we continue to flatten the curve of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  

The following operations will be permitted to reopen for curbside pick-up while adhering to physical distancing, face coverings, and infection control protocols:  

  • Toy stores
  • Music stores
  • Bookstores 
  • Clothing stores
  • Sporting goods stores
  • Florist shops 

In addition, car dealership showrooms will be permitted to open for sales with physical distancing and infection control protocols in place. Offices, schools, dine-in restaurants, and malls are not included at this time. Other non-essential businesses not included in the list above must continue to adhere to the County's Safer at Home order.   

LA County announced that trailheads and golf courses will begin to reopen on Saturday, May 9.  

All other Santa Monica closures, including the beach area, Santa Monica Pier, and Palisades Park remain in effect.  

Physical distancing, wearing cloth face coverings, frequent hand washing, self-isolation and self-quarantine will remain critically important for the foreseeable future.  

Review this visual on the County’s Five Step Roadmap to Recovery. If you are a business and would like to receive helpful information on reopening from the City, sign up for our weekly newsletter at and select ‘business’. For all other local COVID-19 information, visit 



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