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In this fast-changing regulatory environment, owners and managers need the most up-to-date laws and rules relating to COVID-19. Included in this section are the latest protocols and orders, guidelines and links to government websites.

GOVERNMENT ORDER

CITY OF LOS ANGELES REOPENING ORDER AND PROTOCOLS

The City of Los Angeles published its general order for responding to the Coronavirus epidemic called A Safer LA in March. That general order has been updated, and specific protocols developed for the reopening of different types of businesses. Below are links to the updated order and protocols.

General Order

Resuming Operations Toolkit for Office

Resuming Operations Toolkit for Retail

Resuming Operations Toolkit for Restaurants

To view Mayor Eric Garcetti’s full list of updated Coronavirus orders, click here.

GOVERNMENT ORDER

LOS ANGELES COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAFER AT HOME ORDER AND PROTOCOLS

Los Angeles County Public Health Department published its initial Safer at Home order on March 16th, 2020. Below is the updated order, as well as protocols for reopening office, retail and restaurants. The County orders do not govern the cities that choose to write more restrictive orders, such as the City of Los Angeles, nor do they pertain to Long Beach and Pasadena, which have their own health departments.

Safer at Home Order

Reopening Office-Based Worksites

Reopening Retail

Reopening Restaurants

For a complete list of Stay at Home orders relating to different types of businesses, click here.

GOVERNMENT ORDER

LONG BEACH SAFER AT HOME HEALTH ORDER AND PROTOCOLS

The City of Long Beach has continued to update its Safer at Home order, which was originally issued March 12th, 2020. Below is the updated original order, as well as the appendices to the order for office, retail, and restaurants.

Safer at Home Order

Appendix G: Office Worksite Protocol

Appendix B: Retail Protocol

Appendix H: Dine-In Restaurant Protocol

For a complete list of Coronavirus Disease orders, click here.

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PASADENA SAFER AT HOME HEALTH ORDER AND PROTOCOLS

The City of Pasadena passed a Safer at Home order in March, which continues to be updated. Below is the Fourth Supplement to the Revised order as well as the reopening protocols for different types of uses.

Fourth Supplement to the Revised Order

Reopening Protocol Office Workspace

Reopening Protocol Retail

Reopening Protocol Dine-In Restaurants

For a complete list of COVID-19 health orders, click here.

GOVERNMENT ORDER

CULVER CITY SAFER AT HOME HEALTH ORDER AND PROTOCOLS

Culver City has continued to update its Safer at Home order, which was originally issued March 16th, 2020. Below is the original order, as well as the supplemental orders for office, retail, and restaurants.

Safer at Home Order

15th Supplemental Order Office and Retail

16th Supplemental Order Dine-In Restaurants

For a complete list of Safer at Home orders and FAQs, click here.

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CITY OF BURBANK HEALTH ORDERS AND PROTOCOLS

The City of Burbank is following the health orders and protocols developed by Los Angeles County Department of Health. To view “Burbank’s Road to Recovery”, which includes city and county resources, click here.

GOVERNMENT ORDER

CITY OF GLENDALE HEALTH ORDERS AND PROTOCOLS

The City of Glendale is following the health orders and protocols developed by Los Angeles County Department of Health. For a list of the types of businesses that may open and those remaining closed, click here.

For a complete list of COVID-19 orders, click here.

COMMERCIAL EVICTION MORATORIUMS

Since early March, many jurisdictions have enacted orders prohibiting commercial and residential landlords from evicting tenants. Below are the links to each city and the county’s eviction moratoriums, with the date the order is set to expire, if any. Cities may extend these orders at any time.

Los Angeles County - Expires July 31, 2020. May be extended.

City of Los Angeles - Remains in effect until emergency order is lifted.

Beverly Hills - Remains in effect until another ordinance is passed.

Burbank - Order was extended to May 31, 2020 (no new order has been issued).

Culver City - Extended through August 31, 2020.

Glendale - On May 12th, the eviction ordinance was extended indefinitely until the emergency order is lifted.

Long Beach - Order was extended through July 31, 2020.

Pasadena - Remains in effect until emergency order is lifted.

Santa Monica - Order expires July 31, 2020 but can be extended.

CALIFORNIA HEALTH DEPT. GUIDELINES FOR REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

The California Department of Public Health has issued industry guidance for real estate transactions, whether commercial or residential, as restrictions are lifted on the showing of space. There are two documents relating to transactions: a broader guidance document and a general checklist.

The COVID-19 Industry Guidance covers the creation of plans for both the corporate office and shown properties, employee training and control measures, disinfecting protocols, and social distancing. The Checklist provides elements that should be covered in each of the above subject areas. Click here for the COVID-19 Industry Guidance and General Checklist.

GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM OUTLINES NECESSARY STEPS TO MODIFYING THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

According to Governor Gavin Newsom, major changes in our institutions and the way we interact must take place for a successful transition out of the current emergency. The state has developed six indicators that will guide decision-makers as they consider lifting the Stay at Home order.

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LAFD ISSUES A NOTICE REGARDING FIRE/LIFE SAFETY EQUIPMENT TESTING

The Los Angeles Fire Department has informed BOMA/GLA that it has issued a notice that all buildings with fire/life safety equipment should be tested according to their regular maintenance schedule during the coronavirus epidemic. They cite maintaining the safety of building occupants and building equipment as the reason for the policy. This is also in adherence to the recent National Fire Protection Association Guidance. While testing continues, however, the Department expects testing companies and owners to take whatever precautions are necessary to ensure social distancing, environmental cleaning, and handwashing as per Mayor Garcetti's order.

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LA DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND SAFETY PROVIDES NEW GUIDELINES FOR CONSTRUCTION STAFF SAFETY DURING COVID-19 EPIDEMIC

In an effort to maintain social distancing and other protection measures during the COVID-19 epidemic, the LA Department of Building and Safety developed specific requirements for personnel on construction sites. These measures include keeping a 6-foot distance between workers, providing personal protective equipment (PPE) when called for, and designating someone on-site as the COVID Supervisor.

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CARES ACT - LIST OF IMPORTANT PROVISIONS

Here is a list of provisions in Congress's recent $2 trillion economic aid package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, that impact the commercial real estate community. BOMA International played a vital role to ensure the needs of commercial property owners and operators were addressed in this bill.

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CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS FOR LADBS PLAN CHECK, PERMITTING AND INSPECTION SERVICES

The LABDS call center is experiencing a high volume of requests for inspections related to construction and code enforcement than they can address in a timely manner.  Therefore, the department is strongly urging you to use the following process to submit online requests, using the methods provided below.

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INTERIM PRE-PANDEMIC PLANNING GUIDE

This document provides interim planning guidance for State, territorial, tribal and local communities that focuses on several measures other than vaccination and drug treatment that might be useful during an influenza pandemic to reduce its harm.

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