California Rent Relief Due To Coronavirus

Updated: Jul 24, 2020

Los Angeles Rent Moratorium - Rent Suspension


Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an emergency order to bolster the City’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), placing restrictions on different establishments that include restaurants, bars, and other popular places in the City of Los Angeles.


The order includes temporary shut down of bars and nightclubs that do not serve food, movie theaters, entertainment venues, bowling alleys, arcades, and gyms. Restaurants, bars are not allowed to serve food for consumption on their premises but may offer food for delivery, takeout or drive-thru. Mayor Garcetti also urged places of worship to limit gatherings and observe social distancing practices to help curve the transmission of COVID-19..


The restrictions will be in effect in the City of Los Angeles through noon on March 31, 2020 with the possibility of being extended to a later date depending on the assessment of health officials.

The following establishments within the City of Los Angeles will be temporarily closed to the public:


  • Bars and nightclubs that do not serve food;

  • Movie theaters and entertainment venues;

  • Bowling alleys and arcades; and

  • Gyms and fitness centers.


The following restrictions will also apply:


  • All restaurants will be prohibited from serving food to dine-in customers, but may continue to prepare and offer food via delivery service or take-out;

  • Houses of worship are strongly advised to limit gatherings and events on their premises and to explore alternate ways to practice their respective faiths while observing social distancing practices.


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The following establishments will continue to operate:


  • Grocery stores and supermarkets will continue to operate as usual.

  • Cafeterias within hospitals, nursing homes, and similar facilities will also continue operations.