Just weeks after dining rooms reopened across the county, the state announced on July 1 that L.A.’s restaurants need to move all on-site dining to the outdoors, otherwise they must revert to takeout- and delivery-only models once again. The closure was set to last for at least three weeks, but now won’t be lifted until L.A. enters the red tier.
We’re always trying to help you experience the best of the city through our stories on Time Out. And right now, as most of L.A.’s largest events have been canceled or postponed, that includes keeping you up to date with the latest event developments.
Let’s remember back to the beginning of the year for a minute: Guidelines released by the governor’s office on March 11 called for the cancellation or postponement of gatherings larger than 250 people. In its wake, there were a slew of cancellations for theater productions, music festivals, concerts and other large-scale events to ensure Angelenos’ safety.
The short version of what went down in the days that followed: Bars were shuttered, restaurants closed for dine-in and gyms and entertainment venues were forced to close. Even trails, beaches and some parks were closed off for weeks, all as part of the county’s “safer at home” measure.
As of late October, enough sectors have reopened that we suggest checking out our running list of what’s open in L.A., as well as the state’s new four-tier reopening plan to better understand when L.A.’s still-closed venues might open back up. The short version: L.A. is still stuck in the most-restrictive purple tier. If it can progress into red, we could see indoor service (with very limited capacity) return to restaurants, museums, movie theaters and gyms. The orange and yellow tiers, respectively, will bring even more sector reopenings and relaxed guidelines.
To help keep you up to date, we’ve compiled a list of all the major event cancellations and sector closures in L.A. We’ll be updating this list continually as new announcements break.
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