City Encourages Residents to Support Local Restaurants During Safer At Home Orders
The City of West Hollywood understands that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing life for everyone. While residents of Los Angeles County are adhering to Safer at Home orders, many essential workers such as first responders, healthcare workers, and people working in food and culinary services, are hard-at-work helping keep us safe, healthy, and fed.
The City of West Hollywood is home to some of the best restaurants in the world. Many West Hollywood restaurants remain open and are offering takeout, curbside, and delivery meals, which are sensitive to social distancing during the emergency. West Hollywood’s community members are used to gathering around restaurant tables and enjoying meals together. Now, there’s an opportunity to, instead, gather around kitchen tables at home and enjoy a meal (or many!) while supporting our local restaurants. If picking up food, remember to wear face coverings, which are required to enter essential businesses.
In addition, mealtime is a wonderful opportunity to connect with friends, family, and loved ones over a meal using virtual teleconferencing technology, while partaking in your favorite delivered or takeout food.
“One of the worst things about the Safer At Home directive is being disconnected from friends, neighbors, and the city around us. Especially since so much of what makes West Hollywood dynamic and exciting is the time we spend with each other, making community,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. “We need to start hanging out together, and talking, and seeing each other again. So, why not plan to #WeHoDinnerConnect this week – maybe Saturday at 8 p.m.? Or Sunday at 7 p.m.? Or even just 15 minutes of screen-to-screen gossip. And you don’t have to cook a thing… many of our local restaurants have meals and menus tailored to take-away choices and they’re ready to send food over to your house or make arrangements for you to pick it up. Don’t be alone if you don’t have to be – take advantage of the technology out there and invite a friend to Zoom in for Ziti or share some Farfalle over FaceTime.”
The City of West Hollywood and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Offer offer a directory of “Stay Put, Order In” eateries in West Hollywood, which is accessible by visitingwww.weho.org/coronavirus (click the “Stay Put, Order In” link!) or www.wehochamber.com/dinein. This list is updated daily.
The City of West Hollywood has declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and is advising community members to adhere to Los Angeles County Safer at Home and California State Stay at Home orders, which remain in effect until May 15, 2020. The City urges everyone to stay in place, maintain your space, and cover your face. Leave home only for essential needs; always use social distancing of at least six feet; and follow guidelines to use cloth face coverings such as bandanas or scarves so that medical masks, which are in short supply, are prioritized for health professionals.
West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to the public and has suspended all in-person transactions. All public City buildings, playgrounds, parks, and facilities are closed. City Hall will remain accessible for business and essential services with transactions to be conducted by phone (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at www.weho.org.
The City of West Hollywood coronavirus updates are available at www.weho.org/coronavirus and the City encourages community members to follow @wehocity on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and turn on notifications for up-to-date information regarding details in the City of West Hollywood.
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For updates and information about the current numbers of COVID-19 cases in the United States and in Los Angeles County, the spread of the virus, severity, treatments, precautions, and other important public health information in multiple languages, please visit websites for:
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, please contact the LA County Department of Public Health Chief Communications Officer, Carl A. Kemp, at (213) 240-8144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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