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WEST HOLLYWOOD – The City of West Hollywood reminds the community and the region that the City’s annual Halloween Carnival will not be held for Halloween 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
Restaurants and entertainment venues in the City of West Hollywood will open on Halloween, in accordance with LA County Public Health Protocols. As a reminder, the LA County Health Officer Order requires the use of masks in indoor public places and when attending mega-events. Customers of bars and restaurants are advised to use masks except when actively eating or drinking. The City of West Hollywood’s Code Compliance Division oversees business compliance, and code enforcement officers can issue administrative citations to businesses that fail to comply with County Department of Public Health orders and protocols. of Los Angeles for the use of masks.
The City of West Hollywood is reminding community members and visitors that there is an Ordinance on COVID-19 Vaccine Testing Requirements, which applies to customers and staff of covered businesses, including: (1) establishments where food or drink is served indoors (for example, restaurants, theaters, cannabis lounges, places of entertainment); (2) health / fitness facilities (eg, gymnasiums, dance studios); and (3) personal care facilities (eg, skin care and cosmetology services, massage services, nail salons and hair salons).
Currently, clients aged 18 and over must provide proof that they have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination before entering an indoor part of a facility, subject to certain exceptions. only.
The City of West Hollywood is urging community members to stay safe this Halloween by limiting in-person gatherings and encouraging the use of masks. Halloween activities that encourage virtual participation or social distancing can help prevent the community spread of COVID-19, such as: online parties / contests (eg, costume or pumpkin carving); driving events or contests; Halloween movie nights in drive-ins; Halloween-themed meals at outdoor restaurants (plan ahead with advance reservations); Halloween-themed art installations; dress up homes and yards with Halloween-themed decorations; and buy and carve a pumpkin at home. LA County Public Health notes, “The less contact you and your household have in person, the less likely you are to contract COVID-19. “
The City of West Hollywood Halloween Carnival was launched in 1987 and is rooted in the foundation of the city’s diverse culture and community. The event has grown from year to year to an annual gathering of phenomenal costume, entertainment, culture and self-expression with a myriad of watchers, revelers, exhibitionists and performers.
The city of West Hollywood remains in a declared local emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). West Hollywood City Hall is open for in-person transactions by appointment. Visitors to town hall and town facilities are required to comply with vaccine verification requirements. Click here for more details. To make an appointment, visit www.weho.org/appointments.
City hall services remain accessible by telephone at (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at www.weho.org. City of West Hollywood coronavirus information is available at www.weho.org/coronavirus.
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