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Continues COVID-19 Free Webinar Series with ‘Temporary Outdoor Expansion Permit’

Post Date:June 05, 2020 10:12 AM

Business Update - COVID19The City of West Hollywood is responding to community needs and is providing regular updates during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. The City is taking extensive steps to support the community during this unprecedented time. The City will continue its COVID-19 free webinar series with an informational presentation for community members.

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 2 p.m. the City will present a Temporary Outdoor Expansion Permit informational webinar. On May 29, 2020 the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released a revised Health Officer Order allowing for indoor dining at 60-percent capacity. In response, with input from the City’s business community, the West Hollywood City Council adopted an Urgency Ordinance to allow for temporary outdoor expansion for restaurant and food establishments to ensure social (physical) distancing.

The webinar will cover the application process and required documents to obtaining a Temporary Outdoor Expansion Permit. City staff will be available to answer technical assistance questions and provide information about resources for businesses to safety expand operations into the public right-of-way and/or adjacent or nearby private properties to expand business operations on sidewalks, on-street parking spaces, and off-street parking lots. Register online at: https://app.livestorm.co/city-of-west-hollywood/covid-19-temporary-outdoor-expansion-permit

Prior City of West Hollywood webinars topic include: Guidance for Multi-Family Housing; Accessing Mediation Services for Commercial Tenants and Landlords; Combatting Loneliness, Isolation, Depression, and Anxieties during COVID-19; Employer and Employee Resources; Rethinking Your Business Model; Information on the City’s Residential Eviction Moratorium; Information on the City’s Commercial Eviction Moratorium; Protecting Your Business from Cyber Threats; and, Information on the City’s Job Assistance Programs. These webinars are archived on the City’s coronavirus information page located at www.weho.org/coronavirus for future viewing and are available on the City’s WeHoTV YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/wehotv.

The City of West Hollywood’s COVID-19 Free Webinar Series is for informational purposes only and webinars not intended to constitute legal or medical advice; rather, all information, content, and materials available in these webinars is for general informational purposes only.

The City of West Hollywood has declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. While Los Angeles County is allowing for a phased reopening of some businesses and activities, coronavirus transmission and COVID-19 disease remain a serious risk.

The City urges everyone to stay in place, maintain your space, and cover your face. West Hollywood residents are encouraged to remain home as much as is practical and limit close contact with others outside of a household; always use social (physical) distancing of at least six feet; and follow City requirements for the use of face coverings in public.

Public Health officials recommend cloth face coverings so that medical-grade and N95 masks may be prioritized in the supply chain for healthcare workers and first responders. Face coverings are not required for young children under two-years-old; children between two- and eight-years-old should only wear face coverings with adult supervision; and people with certain medical conditions are exempt from this requirement.

Additionally, people 65 years old or older and all people of any age with underlying health conditions should remain at home whenever possible. People in these categories should only leave their residences to seek medical care, exercise, or obtain food or other necessities.

West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to the public and has suspended all in-person transactions. Most 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.

To view essential-business City meetings, tune in to WeHoTV at:

For notifications by email, subscribe to the City’s E-Notifications at www.weho.org/email. Visit the City’s event and meetings calendar at www.weho.org/calendar and news archive at www.weho.org/news. To receive urgent updates to your phone by text and to your email, text your ZIP code to 888-777.

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:

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 media@ph.lacounty.gov.

For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about the City of West Hollywood, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Public Information Officer, Sheri A. Lunn, at (323) 848-6391 or slunn@weho.org.

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