COVID-19 Resources

How to Stay Safe & Support Westwood Village Businesses

During this time of adjustments in social events, work schedules, and travel, we encourage you to remember our many small businesses in Westwood Village and to continue supporting them even if you cannot visit them physically.

Let’s all do our part to help our wonderful local businesses during this time of uncertainty. There are several ways you can continue to support our local Westwood Village businesses during this time, here are some ideas:

  • Purchase gift cards to use at a later date
  • E-shop locally — many little businesses in Westwood Village have some merchandise available online
  • Reschedule non-essential appointments for a later date instead of cancelling
  • Order delivery or curbside takeout and be generous when tipping
  • Help spread the word by going online to leave a good review
  • Remember, when you shop and dine local, even remotely, you invest locally.
  • For a full list of Westwood Village businesses that offer delivery & takeout, visit:

Click here to download the – How to Stay Safe and Support Westwood Village Businesses PDF.

County of Los Angeles Health Officer Order (Updated: January 25, 2021)

The State of California has lifted the Regional Stay Home Order and moved all counties back into the Blueprint for a Safer Economy color-coded tiers. Los Angeles County, along with the majority of the State, is in the most restrictive purple tier.

With the lifting of the Regional Stay Home Order, the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order that was issued on Nov. 25 is now in effect until a new Health Officer Order is issued later this week to more fully align with the sector openings permitted in the purple tier.

The following is allowed starting today with adherence to all of the sector-specific directives to ensure distancing, wearing of face coverings, and infection control:

  • Private gatherings outdoors up to 3 households and up to a total of 15 people
  • Outdoor recreational activities are open
  • Hotels & motels for tourism and individual travel allowed
  • Fitness facilities open for outdoor operations
  • Personal care services open indoors at 25% capacity
  • Indoor mall, shopping center, lower-risk retail open at 25% indoor capacity; food courts and common areas closed
  • Restaurants, wineries and breweries remain open for pick-up, delivery, and take-out only until Friday, January 29.
  • Non-essential businesses closed from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.


Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face-covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others.

Related Protocol and Guidance documents

Mental Health

Need to talk? If you’re feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious and need to talk with someone, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health has resources available to help you during these trying times. Call LACDMH’s 24/7 Access Line (800) 854-7771 or Text “LA” to 741741 for mental health support, resources, and referrals.

Face Covering

Cloth face coverings are REQUIRED for employees when they are around other employees or the public, and for the public when visiting essential businesses. But they are NOT a substitute for Physical Distancing and frequent hand washing. Cotton and other breathable fabrics are a good choice. Wash daily and replace face coverings with holes, tears, or if they do not stay on your face.

Physical Distancing

Now more than ever, it’s on all of us to practice Physical Distancing. Please only leave your home for essential services. Follow the Safer At Home Order and Stay Home. Get more info here:

COVID-19 Testing

For more information about COVID-19 testing in LA County, please visit:

We remind all LA County residents – continue to do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a face-covering whenever you leave home
  • Wash hands throughout the day
  • Stay six feet away from people who don’t live with you

COVID-19 Employer Policies and Resources for Businesses in California

California and the federal government are providing broad assistance to small businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19. This includes:

Printable Signage for Businesses

Federal Resources for Small Businesses

Resources for Employers and Employees

Westwood Village Ambassador Program

Westwood Ambassador services have been deemed essential in our community. The WVIA Ambassadors teams will continue to provide clean and safe services while taking every precaution. Our Ambassadors Clean Team is working to disinfect surfaces throughout the Village that regularly comes into contact with people. The safety of Westwood’s residents, workers, and visitors is of the utmost importance to us. For assistance, please call the Ambassadors at (213) 294-0899.

Additional COVID-19 Resources

Westwood Village Newsletter

The safety of Westwood’s residents, workers, and visitors is of the utmost importance to us here at the Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA). We want you to know that we are monitoring all recommendations and updates from government officials surrounding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), and we will inform our stakeholders of relevant changes.

The first priority for everyone is to take appropriate steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure our entire community remains healthy.

As we adapt our social activities, work schedules, and travel, WVIA hopes that you will continue to support our small business community.

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