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Here’s what’s open in Los Angeles right now

An up-to-date list of the latest business, venue, outdoorsy and restaurant reopenings in L.A.

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano

The past year-plus in Los Angeles has been filled with reopenings and rollbacks, and only a couple of months ago it seemed like we’d forever be stuck with the latter. Yet miraculously, as of June 15, here we are, fully open again.

That means the color-coded framework that’s dictated whether or not indoor dining can resume, what capacity museums can open at and if you can go to the gym or get a haircut is totally gone. There are still a couple of rules in place, but otherwise for the first time since ealry March 2020 we can answer the question “what’s open?” with “everything.”

Of course, just because places can go back to business as usual doesn’t mean they will immediately, so make sure to check with individual businesses or locations that you may be interested in visiting. And another important note: If you’re unvaccinated, you’ll need to wear a face mask when indoors.

To help keep you informed, we’ve updated our guide—for what’s hopefully the last time—with what’s open in L.A. right now.

What’s open in L.A. right now

Basically everything

No more capacity limits, no more distancing, no more single-household rules: All businesses in L.A. County are allowed to resume normal operations as of June 15. That includes restaurants, bars, movie theaters, theme parks—you name it.

Though the state and county no longer require it, some businesses may choose to make you wear a mask inside, regardless of your vaccination status. On the flip side, a businesses can’t discriminate against you for choosing to still wear a mask.

Public transit, schools, doctors’ offices (masks required)

L.A. no longer requires you to wear a mask in almost every scenario as long as it’s been at least two weeks since your final dose of the vaccine. However, there are still some places where you’ll need to wear a mask:

– On public transit, including trains, planes, buses and ride-shares, and at transportation hubs
– Indoors at K–12 schools and childcare settings
– In healthcare facilities
– At state and local correctional facilities and detention centers
– At homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centers

And as we mentioned above, some businesses may still decide to keep a mask policy in place (and if you’re unvaccinated, you’ll have to wear one whenever you step inside of an indoor public place).


Sporting events, festivals and conventions (with proof of vaccination)

Through at least October 1, California is leaving some guidelines in place for so-called “mega events” like music festivals, conventions, sporting events and arena-sized concerts.

For indoor events with more than 5,000 people (these are arena-sized events and conventions), all attendees will be required to either be fully vaccinated or have proof of a negative test within 72 hours of the event. While the state says this is “required,” it also says businesses can opt for “self-attestation” (basically the honor system) to verify attendees’ status. In addition, unvaccinated ticketholders will need to wear masks.

For outdoor events with more than 10,000 attendees (like the Hollywood Bowl or Dodger Stadium), being fully vaccinated or having a negative test result is simply “strongly recommended.” If you’re not vaccinated, it’s also recommended that you wear a mask (and venues will be required to supply them), which otherwise isn’t required in other outdoor settings.

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