County Recommends COVID-19 Safety Compliance Plan for all Businesses
LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH) unveiled a compliance andenforcement plan yesterday to ensure infection control measures arein place in businesses across the County. The tiered plan willinclude citations and fines for businesses that continue to violateHealth Officer Orders, and aims to ensure the health and economy ofthose who work and live in LA County are protected from the deadlyvirus.
It is very important businesses understand, implement and continueto comply with protocols and directives, as they can contribute toincreased community transmission when COVID-19 spreads among theiremployees and customers.
During Public Health's recent businesscompliance checks, inspectors noted the majority of businesses werein compliance with most of the Public Health protocols. However, somebusinesses failed to ensure employees and patrons were appropriatelydistanced, patrons were wearing face coverings, and did not posttheir completed protocols for reopening. From October 25 throughNovember 1, a total of 44 citations were issued to businessesincluding restaurants, gyms, hotels and places of worship fornoncompliance with Health Officer Orders. Since the end ofAugust, a total of 260 citations have been issued.
The COVID-19 Safety ComplianceCertification Program continues to be available for business ownersand employees in Los Angeles County. The program allows employers andemployees to learn about COVID-19 business protocols and infectioncontrol requirements and to self-certify that they are fullyimplementing the protocols. To date, 5,099 employers and 4,414employees have completed the training.
For more details, read the press release. Click here to access DPH Health Officer Orders and Reopening Protocols.