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City of Cerritos COVID-19 update

December 30, 2020

Please note that the following information is current as of press time on December 16. For the most updated City information related to COVID-19, please visit cerritos.us.

The City's overnight parking restrictions moratorium remains in effect through the end of January. Citations will not be issued for vehicles parked on the street overnight without a permit or on street sweeping days. Parking enforcement will begin again on Monday, February 1.

The State issued a Regional Stay at Home Order that went into effect for Los Angeles County residents on December 6, and was slated to remain in effect through December 27. The order could be extended beyond this date if the projections of the Southern California Region's total available adult ICU bed capacity continue to be less than 15 percent.

The State Order prohibited private gatherings of any size, closed sector operations, including in-person dining at restaurants and personal grooming services, and required 100 percent masking and physical distancing.

The following sectors were required to close or remain closed for all operations:

  • Indoor recreational facilities
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Personal care services
  • Museums, zoos and aquariums
  • Movie theaters
  • Wineries, bars, breweries and distilleries
  • Family entertainment centers
  • Cardrooms and satellite wagering
  • Limited services as defined by the state
  • Live audience sports
  • Amusement parks

The following sectors had additional modifications in addition to 100 percent masking and physical distancing:

  • Outdoor recreational facilities – Outdoor operation was allowed without any food, drink or alcohol sales. Overnight stays for recreational visits at campgrounds was not permitted.
  • Retail – Indoor operation was allowed at 20 percent capacity for retail business with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Special hours were recommended for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems. Stand-alone grocery stores where the principal business activity is the sale of food were allowed to operate at 35 percent capacity.
  • Shopping centers – Indoor operation was allowed at 20 percent capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores and all common areas closed. Special hours were recommended for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
  • Hotels and lodging – Open for critical infrastructure support only.
  • Restaurants – Restaurants were allowed to be open for take-out, pick-up or delivery only. Temporary outdoor seating was closed to the public.
  • Offices – Only remote operations were allowed except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
  • Places of worship and political expression – Only outdoor services were allowed.
  • Entertainment production, including professional sports – Operation was allowed without live audiences. Testing protocol and bubbles were highly encouraged.

The Order did not modify existing school guidance. Schools that were open under County protocols could continue to provide in-person instruction as permitted.

The following sectors were allowed to remain open with appropriate infectious disease preventative measures, including 100 percent masking and physical distancing:

  • Critical infrastructure
  • Non-urgent medical and dental care
  • Childcare

The City continues to carefully monitor information about when and how City facilities will be allowed to reopen, and will provide updates as they become available. For a complete list of the status of City facilities, programs and events, please visit the City's website at cerritos.us.

It is recommended that residents remain at their homes and with members of their household as much as possible and avoid activities that are not essential. Always wear a face covering whenever outside your home, keep your distance from others not in your household, wash your hands frequently and avoid crowds. Individuals with underlying health conditions and those who are older should remain in their home and not be around others unless seeking routine or essential health care.

As of press time, the County reported a total of 1,149 cases of COVID-19 in Cerritos and 18 deaths due to COVID-19. There were 36 reported cases of COVID-19 in the unincorporated area of Cerritos. The City's website has a link titled "Novel Coronavirus in Los Angeles County" that opens a page with information about the number of cases in cities throughout the County.

The first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in Los Angeles County on December 14.

The City will continue to update residents and the community through its website, email blasts, Cerritos TV3 and "The Cerritos News." To sign up to receive City email blasts, click the "E-News" red envelope link on the homepage of the City's website at cerritos.us.

"Library News" and "Lifelong Enrichment"

The January 2021 issue of the "Library News" and "Lifelong Enrichment" will not be published. The publications are on hiatus pending the scheduling of upcoming services, programs and events.

Public Health Resources

For the latest updates on COVID-19, please visit the following websites:

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