Open Businesses and City Services

This page was last updated May 29, 2020

Open Local Businesses

The County of Orange is now in Reopening Phase 2 of Stage 2. Please consult the State of California Guidelines and this order from Orange County for current regulations. 


Face coverings are still required to be worn inside businesses and in public spaces when physical distancing can not be maintained.


Restaurants may open for sit-down dining and patio seating. They must follow the state guidelines for safe operations, including a COVID-19 prevention plan, a risk assessment of all work areas, and training for employees about how to follow the plan. Please consult the State of California’s Guidance and Checklist for Dine-In Restaurants.
  • All in-person dining and outdoor patio seating must be spaced to ensure six-foot physical distancing requirements are met at all times
  • Face coverings must be worn by all patrons at all times when not eating or drinking
  • Bars are not allowed to be open at this time

Retail stores may open for in-person shopping as long as they follow the state guidelines for safe operations, including a COVID-19 prevention plan, a risk assessment of all work areas, and training for employees about how to follow the plan. Please consult the State of California’s Guidance and Checklist for Shopping Centers and Destination Shopping.

  • Retail shopping must maintain six-foot physical distancing requirements
  • Retail shopping includes malls and outlet center, plus curbside pickup

Other Business Sectors may open as they follow the state guidelines for safe operations.

Under current guidelines, certain businesses must remain closed. If you have questions about your business, please consult the state guidelines for complete regulations. Businesses not permitted to reopen yet include:

  • Personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and fitness studios
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Entertainment venues such as indoor museums and art galleries
  • Community centers, pools, playgrounds, and picnic areas


Open City Functions and Facilities

Beaches — Open for active recreation with physical distancing.

City Council Meetings — Proceeding with the opportunity for the public to participate from homeClick here for instructions about using Zoom

Committee, Subcommittee, and Board Meetings — Planning Commission and Design Review Board meetings will be conducted in the manner of City Council meetings with the opportunity for the public to participate from home. There will be an online meeting of the Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Committee on June 1. Other committee meetings are canceled for the time being. 

Dog Parks — Open. Dog Parks close for wet and muddy conditions and close weekly for maintenance. The Dog Park in Laguna Canyon closes on Wednesdays and the Dog Play Area in Moulton Meadows Park closes on Thursdays.

Fire Road — Open for active recreation.

Parks — All City parks are open except Crescent Bay Park. Some parks are open for active recreation on sidewalks and pathways only; please read the signs. Large gatherings are not permitted at City parks.

Tennis and Pickleball Courts — Open for one-on-one play only. No spectators.

Trailheads — All trailheads are open.

Closed City Functions and Facilities

Animal Shelter — Closed to the public, except by appointment. Residents who need to visit the shelter to pick up a recovered pet, schedule the adoption of a pet, or to purchase a dog license, may do so by calling the Animal Shelter at (949) 497-3552 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. seven days a week.

City Hall and City Buildings — City Hall and the Community and Susi Q Senior Center are closed to the public at this time. City Staff will return to work City Hall on June 1 and City business will continue over the phone and with virtual meetings whenever possible 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.. City staff may schedule appointments for in-person meetings with members of the public at City Hall as needed. City Hall will open for drop-in meetings with restrictions later in June. All persons entering City Hall will receive a health screening upon entry and will wear a mask when meeting with another person. Physical distancing must be practiced whenever possible. For questions please call (949) 497-0311 during regular business hours. 

Basketball Courts— Closed.

Concerts – Sunset Serenades and Concerts in the Park are postponed until late summer or early fall, date to be determined.

July 4th Fireworks Display – Canceled.

Playgrounds – Closed.

Pool – Closed.

Recreation Classes – All in-person summer camps and recreation classes are canceled until after Labor Day.

Street Sweeping Parking Enforcement — Will resume June 1. Street sweeping continues.

Trolley Service — Suspended through Labor Day.

Volleyball Courts – Closed.

Local Government and Public Agencies

Laguna Beach High School Track – Closed to the public.

Laguna Beach Unified School District — Schools are closed and all student-related activities are canceled through the end of the academic year.

Laguna Beach Public Library — Closed to the public until further notice.