Coronavirus
Safe In The South Bay

The “Safe in the South Bay” program has been created for restaurants and businesses in El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Redondo Beach and Torrance. The Chambers of Commerce from South Bay cities have partnered with Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) to provide health guidance and a self-certification process related to Los Angeles County’s Safer at Work and in the Community Health Officer Order. The program also seeks to give consumers confidence that participating businesses are committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure the health of their customers and employees.

The Safe in the South Bay program is open to all businesses in participating cities. To participate, businesses will need to self-certify that they are following the Los Angeles County reopening protocols, which include:

  • Enforce use of face coverings for employees and customers
  • Practice physical distancing of at least six feet
  • Enact symptom checks for employees and customers
  • Conduct regular cleanings and frequent disinfection
  • Provide hand sanitizer for employees and customers
  • Limit amount of contact required at point of purchase
  • Post a copy of the Los Angeles County reopening protocol at the business’ entrance and distribute copies to employees

Each business must also fill out the Safe in the South Bay Business Pledge. Businesses can access the Safe in the South Bay Business Pledge at each Chamber’s website. Click here to take the Safe in the South Bay Business Pledge.

The Safe in the South Bay seal is a way for consumers to easily identify businesses who have, in good faith, completed the self-certification process to reopen. All businesses in the county need to plan, implement and post the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s reopening protocol in accordance with the Health Officer Order. Learn more about the sector reopening protocols here.

Read the press release here.


Participating South Bay Businesses

❯ El Segundo

• Brewport Taphouse & Kitchen
• AC HOTEL SOUTHBAY
• Custom Design & Construction
• DoubleTree by Hilton LAX - El Segundo
• El Camp
• El Segundo Chamber of Commerce
• Embassy Suites by Hilton LAX South
• Farmers Insurance Bagues-Wagner Agency
• Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
• Good Stuff El Segundo
• Havana
• Image360 South Bay
• Jame Enoteca
• Luther Burbank Savings
• Metro Cafe
• Natural Simplicity
• Old Town Patio
• Paragon Beauty by Mia
• R6 Distillery
• ReNew Health
• Richmond Bar & Grill
• Sausal
• Solutionist Consulting, LLC
• Studio Antiques & Vinyl Records
• Surfridge Brewing Co.
• The Jewerly Source
• The Maloney Firm, APC
• Upshift Brewing Company

❯ Hermosa Beach

• All About Me!
• Baja Sharkeez
• Beach & Beverly
• Barsha
• Beach & Beverly
• Beach House Hotel
• Bikini Junkie
• Crafty Minds Brews + Bites
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• Decadence
• Details Shoes & Accessories
• Easy Reader
• Edward Jones
• El Gringo
• Fusion Academy
• Good Stuff Hermosa Beach
• Gum Tree
• Gum Tree Inc
• Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau
• Hermosa Brewing Company
• Hermosa Mexican Cuisine
• Hermosa Pie Co.
• Hi-Fi Espresso LLC
• Kinecta
• Lucky 7 Coffee
• MOSA Coastal
• Ocean Diner
• Open Minds LLC (Sylvan Learning Center)
• Paciugo
• Palmilla
• Patrick Molloys
• Pedone's Pizza
• Playa Hermosa Fish & Oyster
• Salon 1085
• Sea Sprite Hotel
• Silvio's Brazilian BBQ
• SoHo Yoga
• Sol Baby
• Spyder Surf
• Stars Antique Market
• The Hook and Plow
• The Londoner by Anthony Morrison
• The Rockefeller Hermosa Beach
• The Source Cafe
• The Standing Room
• Tower 12
• WELL+GOOD Health Studio
• WICKED+ A General Store

❯ Manhattan Beach

• Always Best Care Senior Services
• Bacchus Wine Made Simple
• Beach Cities Dentistry
• Beach Teeth
• Blue Star Donuts Los Angeles
• BREWCO
• CHA SPA
• Current Events
• GROW
• Grunions Sports Bar & Grill
• Gum Tree
• homie
• Hush Hair Salon
• John Post Gallery
• Kasai Hair
• Kinecta Federal Credit Union
• Lido di Manhattan
• Look Optometry
• Lori J. Clark, OD
• Love & Salt
• Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce
• Manhattan Beach Creamery
• Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions
• Manhattan Beach Vision Group
• Manhattan Denim
• Manhattan Plaza
• Margaret O'Leary
• MB Nails and Spa
• Nick’s Manhattan Beach
• Noelle Interiors
• Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc.
• Pages: A Bookstore
• Right Tribe
• Rock & Brews Restaurants
• Rock'N Fish
• Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach
• Shellback Tavern
• Starbucks
• Tabula Rasa Essentials Inc
• Tacolicious
• The Rockefeller Manhattan Beach
• The Source Cafe
• The Strand House
• The Waste Less Shop
• Village Runner
• vineyard vines
• Vuori
• Waterleaf Home
• White House Pilates
• William B and Friends
• Yoga Loft MB
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❯ Redondo Beach

• "O" de Kirei
• Beach Cities Rover
• Bettolino Kitchen
• Body Care Spine & Nerve Center
• Burger Spot
• California Pizza Kitchen
• Captain Kidds Fish Market & Restaurant
• Cars Automotive & Muffler
• Dance 1
• Gabi James
• Good Stuff Redondo Beach
• Good Stuff Restaurant
• Hi-Fi Espresso LLC
• Independent Repair
• Kinecta Federal Credit union
• Klein Creative Media
• Locale90 Neapolitan Pizza Market
• Pacific Standard Prime
• Paint 'n Pour
• Panelas Brazil Cuisine
• Real Estate Professionals Int
• Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce
• Riviera House
• Riviera Mexican Grill
• Rock & Brews Restaurant
• Sea Level Restaurant and Lounge
• Shade Hotel Redondo Beach
• South Bay Galleria
• Ten Thousand Villages
• The Laser Image Company
• The Perfect Workout
• The Rockefeller Redondo Beach
• THIRTY-TWO Salon | Spa
• Village Runner

❯ Torrance

• Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
• Lisa's Cafe and Bakery
• Primo Italia
• The Brews Hall

❯ Palos Verdes Peninsula

• Good Stuff Palos Verdes
• Lunada Market & Deli
• Malaga Bank
• Massage Envy Rolling Hills
• Palos Verdes Library District
• Promenade on the Peninsula
• Terranea Resort
• Toberman Neighborhood Center


COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

Masking at Workplaces
Individuals, businesses, venue operators or hosts of public indoor settings must:

  • Require all patrons to wear masks for all indoor settings, regardless of their vaccination status; and
  • Post clearly visible and easy to read signage, with or without having an employee present, at all entry points for indoor and outdoor settings to communicate the masking requirements for patrons.

Special considerations are made for people with communication difficulties or certain disabilities. Clear masks or cloth masks with a clear plastic panel that fit well are an alternative type of mask for people who interact with: people who are deaf or hard of hearing, children or students learning to read, people learning a new language, and people with disabilities.

All businesses, venue operators or hosts must implement measures to clearly communicate to non-employees the masking requirements on their premises.

  • No person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in an activity or entry into a business.
  • The categories of persons who are exempt from mask requirements remain unchanged at this time and can be found at http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/masks/#notwear. In workplaces, certain employees may be exempt from wearing a mask when performing specific tasks which cannot feasibly be performed while wearing a mask. This exception is limited to the period of time in which such tasks are actually being performed. Workers who cannot feasibly wear a mask while performing their work must be tested for COVID-19 at least twice per week, unless the employer is provided proof against COVID-19 or proof of recovery from laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days against COVID-19.
  • In workplaces, most employers and businesses are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) and some to the Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Standards, and should consult those regulations for additional applicable requirements. The ETS allow local health jurisdictions to require more protective mandates. This County Health Officer Order, which requires masking of all individuals at indoor public settings and businesses, regardless of vaccination status, is a such a mandate in Los Angeles County, and overrides the more permissive ETS regarding employee masking.
  • All employers and businesses subject to Cal/OSHA must review and comply with the active Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). As approved and effective, the full text of the COVID-19 Prevention emergency standards will be listed under Title 8, Subchapter 7, sections 3205-3205.4 of the California Code of Regulations. All businesses or employers with independent contractors should also review the State Labor Office webpage entitled, "Independent Contractor Versus Employee."

How to Prevent Outbreaks in the Workplace
Los Angeles County is monitoring outbreaks at workplaces, schools and other mixed used gathering places. More than 5,000 outbreaks have been investigated within the County since the beginning of the pandemic and with the rise in the very infectious Delta Variant, outbreaks are more of a concern than ever.  

In Los Angeles County, more than three COVID-19 cases in 24 hours in a workplace or worksite can be considered an outbreak. Outbreak cases must be reported to the Department of Public Health so that an investigation can be done to determine if the outbreak is linked to the workplace. Persons involved in the outbreak should be isolated and tested before returning to work.

Employers who don’t yet have a plan in place for outbreaks should utilize DPH resources to build one, as immediate implementation of an exposure management plan after identifying a single case of COVID-19 at any workplace can help to contain spread of COVID-19 and prevent a single case from becoming an outbreak.

There are three things to implement in the workplace to avoid outbreaks and interrupting the flow of work and employees’ lives:

  1. Rapid reporting. Don’t hesitate to report and don’t wait to identify other cases. Reporting a single case can help us head off an outbreak before it can even be classified as one. Collaboration with our team should begin early. Cases can multiply faster than people realize. You can report outbreaks by calling 888-397-3993. Additional guidance is available the County’s website.
  2. Masking in the workplace. With the mask mandate in place, everyone indoors should be wearing one. As a workplace, you can check in with your employees to make sure they have new, comfortable and properly fitting masks that are replaced as often as needed to be effective. DPH has a helpful webpage dedicated to mask information.
  3. Vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccine is a great tool to have in any workplace. Please encourage your employees to get vaccinated and consider having a vaccine event during the workday.

Visit the County’s Best Practices Webpage for many more ideas on how to keep your employees and co-workers safe.

Additional COVID-19 Resources for Businesses