Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement regarding the extended date for renewals of County health permits:

“Many restaurants have been financially impacted by COVID-19, and as the County’s Public Health Orders continue to be modified, many of these establishments need support to recover from this unprecedented period of closures, limited services, and financial loss. Restaurants and service industries have been among the hardest hit sectors impacted by the pandemic. Every year, restaurants and other businesses, including body art facilities, garment manufacturers, grocery stores, cottage food facilities, farmers’ markets, and others, are required to renew their health permits with LA County’s Department of Public Health’s Environmental Health Division by June 30, 2020.

“Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion I authored to provide these establishments a measure of relief by extending their health renewal permits from June 30, 2020 to September 30, 2020. Giving these impacted businesses an extension will help them at this critical moment when so many are struggling to keep their doors open.

“I encourage everyone to continue practicing physical distancing and wearing a cloth face mask when outside and visiting one of these establishments. We all need to continue taking our precautions against this highly contagious virus. In doing so, we are saving lives and livelihoods.”

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Contact: Rosa Maria Santana, Deputy Director of Communications, rsantana@bos.lacounty.gov