Los Angeles County Public Health - Health Officer Order Update - January 2022

Artist-Designed Face Masks at the MOCA Store
Artist-Designed Face Masks | Photo: MOCA Store

The Los Angeles County Public Health updated its Health Officer Order yesterday to further protect workers and align with the revised State Health order.  Key changes are requiring employers to provide their employees working indoors with N95 or KN95 masks and lowered attendee thresholds for indoor and outdoor Mega Events.  Specific changes are:

•    As soon as possible, but no later than January 17, 2022, employers are required to provide their employees, who work indoors and in close contact with others or the public, with and require them to wear a well-fitting medical grade mask, surgical mask or higher-level respirator, such as an N95 filtering facepiece respirator or KN95, at all times while indoors at the worksite or facility.

•    In alignment with the State Public Health Officer's December 31, 2021 Order, beginning January 15, 2022, attendance thresholds are lowered to 500 attendees for Indoor Mega Events and lowered to 5,000 attendees for Outdoor Mega Events.

•    Recognizing the protection provided by masking while indoors and in crowded settings, there is a strong recommendation that at Mega Events, Performance Venues, Movie Theatres and Entertainment Venues, food and drink only be consumed, where possible, in designated dining areas.

•    Mega Events, Performance Venues, Movie Theatres and Entertainment Venues are responsible for messaging, signage, and compliance with masking requirement unless spectators/customers are actively eating or drinking.
Please see the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19:  Frequently Asked Questions for information on COVID-19 or the revised Health Order HOO_SaferReturnWorkCommunity1.6.22.pdf

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