Santa Monica Aligns Emergency Orders with LA County as State Economy Re-Opens

June 15, 2021 3:35 PM

Today, Interim City Manager Lane Dilg signed the 37th supplement to align Santa Monica’s local emergency provisions with Los Angeles County and its Safer Return Together to Work and In The Community Health Officer Order as the State of California re-opens its economy after 15 months of Safer at Home orders. The City of Santa Monica’s local emergency order remains in place, but many supplements are rolled back in light of increased vaccination rates and decreased numbers of COVID-19 cases. The 37thsupplement extends the City’s local emergency orders, with certain exceptions, to July 15, 2021.

“This is a moment to celebrate all of the hard work the Santa Monica community has put in over the last 15 months. Our community is 76% vaccinated, our economic recovery is on track, and our public spaces are thriving,” said Interim City Manager Lane Dilg. “Santa Monica’s local emergency remains in place, but our executive orders are significantly scaled back in line with our public health authority – the LA County Department of Public Health – to reflect the reopening of California’s economy. We look forward to a safe and beautiful summer in Santa Monica.” 

The 37th supplement sunsets local provisions for physical distancing and the wearing of face coverings and adopts the State and County guidance. This includes:

Here are important points to note:

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