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LA County Announces COVID-19 Restrictions. What Do They Mean For Local Businesses?




A security guard wearing a facemask stands in front of a boarded store on Hollywood Boulevard amid the Coronavirus pandemic, November 10, 2020, in Hollywood, California.
A security guard wearing a facemask stands in front of a boarded store on Hollywood Boulevard amid the Coronavirus pandemic, November 10, 2020, in Hollywood, California.
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Los Angeles County officials announced new restrictions on Tuesday that will limit hours of operations for some businesses starting this Friday. 

In response to surging coronavirus cases, bars, restaurants and non-essential retail businesses are required to close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., the L.A. Times reports. Businesses with indoor operations must also limit their operations to 25% capacity and outdoor operations are limited to 50% capacity. Officials have warned that stricter regulations could be on the way if case numbers continue to rise. Today on AirTalk, we discuss the restrictions and what they mean for local businesses and restaurants. Do you work in the industry? How are you feeling about the limitations? How will they impact your business? We want to hear from you. Join the conversation by calling 866-893-5722.

Guests:

Charles Lew, Los Angeles-based lawyer and Small Business Commissioner for Los Angeles City; he tweets @Charles_Lew

Timothy Brewer, M.D., epidemiologist and professor of medicine at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health; has served on the advisory boards of the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention