Culver City Issues New Public Order – Low Risk and Low Contact Re-openings

Following the guidance of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health), today the City Manager issued a new Public Order that allows lower-risk businesses and low-contact outdoor recreational facilities to re-open in Culver City. The order also requires face coverings to be worn in public. Finally, the new order extends the “Stay at Home” Public Order until further notice, although the City plans to continue to modify the order over time to allow a gradual and safe reopening in alignment with the recommendations from Public Health.

Safer at Home and Physical Distancing

Stay at home as much as possible (i.e. unless you need to get food, get necessary health care, go to work, pick-up a purchase, or exercise).
When outside the home, stay at least 6 feet away from other people, frequently wash your hands, and wear a cloth face covering.
Public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring who are not members of a single household or living unit continue to be prohibited.
Face Coverings Required in Public

Individuals must now wear a cloth face covering whenever there is contact or could be contact with others who are non-household members in both public and private places.
Young children ages 2 and under and people with certain disabilities are not required to wear a face coverings.
Business Reopenings Allowed

All lower-risk retailers that are not located in an indoor mall or shopping center (except those retailers who are directly accessible to the public from the exterior of the mall or shopping center) are able to reopen for curbside, door-side, outside pickup, or delivery only. The public is not allowed to go inside.
The definition of lower-risk businesses can be found in the County Order, page 5, Section 9 and a list of business types will be posted to the City’s webpage.
Manufacturing and logistics businesses that supply essential and lower-risk retail businesses (i.e. retail businesses that are permitted to be open) may reopen.
Before retail businesses, manufacturers and logistic businesses reopen, they are required to prepare, implement, and post their plan for adhering to directives including distancing and infection control practices that protect both employees and customers. Follow the industry specific checklist posted on the Public Health webpage under “Reopening Protocols”.

Businesses must follow the City of Culver City’s Reopening Guidelines, as well as all State guidelines and County guidelines.
Certain higher-risk businesses, recreational sites, commercial properties and activities, where more frequent and prolonged person to person contacts are likely to occur, must continue to stay closed and adhere to the County of Los Angeles Public Health Officer’s Safer at Home Order as well as the City’s Public Orders. These include, but are not limited to, gyms, body-art establishments, massage, bars and nightclubs that do not serve food, bowling alleys, hair and nail salons. Dinning-in at restaurants remains prohibited.
A full list of higher-risk businesses can be found in the County Order, page 4, Section 7 and will be posted to the City’s webpage.
Recreational Facility Re-openings

Culver City’s Tennis Courts, paddle ball and handball courts will re-open on Friday, May 15 at 7:00 a.m.

Physical distancing of six (6) feet must be maintained at all times.
Only singles play will be permitted.
Each participant must bring their own can of balls with their initials on each ball.
Participants will only be permitted to handle their own equipment.
Participants will be required to wear face coverings at all times except during play.
Bring water and hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes to wash/sanitize hands frequently.
A maximum of one-hour play will be allowed on heavy traffic days.
Basketball courts and baseball/softball diamonds, playground and par course remain closed.

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  1. I’m the president and a board member of a condo in Culver City. I closed down our pool area about 2 months ago, in accordance with the shutdown orders.
    We have several families with young children who would love to get in the pool, especially since the weather warmed up. Can I re-open the pool area now with limitations?
    Limitations would include:
    – restricting it to 1 unit at a time, rather than sharing it with other units
    – residents only, no guests/visitors
    – each unit would be responsible for wiping down the tables, chairs, railings, and door knobs in the pool area, with disinfectant, before and after each use

    I plan to have our pool maintenance down twice the normal frequency during the summer.

    Thanks, Pam

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