Lodging Industry Allowed to Continue Operations as an “Essential Business”
On March 19, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Please note, hotel and lodging properties are considered essential businesses and, therefore, are exempt from this order and may remain open. This has been confirmed via the California Office of Emergency Services as well.
Additionally, Los Angeles County residents will be required to stay-at-home under a new “Safer-At-Home” Order issued by Los Angeles County, effective tonight at midnight through April 19, 2020. This will force the closure of all non-essential businesses. Again, hotels are exempt and can remain open.
California Counties COVID-19 Response: For a map with clickable links to each emergency declaration and/or safer-at-home orders, click here. This map is continually updated, so please refer to it as needed.