Health Advisory/Visitor Safety? COVID-19

Health Advisory/Visitor Safety? COVID-19

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Health Advisory/Visitor Safety? COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to evolve, Visit Laguna Beach is committed to keeping you informed of the latest developments. The safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents and visitors, is of utmost importance and we are committed to doing everything we can to support and respond to the situation. 

At this time in relation to the Omicron and Delta variants, our state and local safety measures require masks to be worn in all indoor venues and places of business.

Please continue to check this page often for the most up-to-date safety measures for Laguna Beach. (as of December 2, 2021)


The US is open to many vaccinated international travelers and continues to be open to all US residents. 

Face Coverings No Longer Required

Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health announced that facemasks will no longer be required in the State of California in most indoor venues effective March 1, 2022. Masks will be strongly recommended for those that are unvaccinated. Masks will still be required for everyone in high transmission settings like public transit, emergency shelters, health care settings, correctional facilities, homeless shelters and long-term care facilities.

TSA is no longer enforcing the federal mask mandate for planes and airports.

Omicron Variant Update

  • Beginning on 12/2/21 the mandatory mask requirement for travelers is extended to March 2022. 
  • International travelers must be tested for the coronavirus one day before departing for the United States. 

Unvaccinated Americans traveling internationally will have to test within one day of departure and be required to test again after their arrival.

The CDC will also require airlines to collect information for each U.S.-bound traveler, including their phone number and email address, to aid public health officials in contact tracing.

California encourages visitors and residents to get vaccinated and, the CDC’s updated mask guidance urges vaccinated people to mask up indoors in places with high virus transmission. 

  • All state and national parks and beaches are open, with only limited closures at some sites.
  • Visitors are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to California, but it is not a requirement to travel.
  • Operators of large outdoor events of more than 10,000 people, including professional sporting events and some theme parks, are encouraged to screen attendees for vaccinations or negative COVID-19 tests, but screening is not mandatory.
  • Operators of large indoor events of more than 5,000 people are required to screen attendees for vaccinations or negative COVID-19 tests. Attendees should check guidelines with event operators when buying tickets or making reservations.

Openings and Closures: Click here to view the current regulations for businesses in Laguna Beach and a list of which City facilities and services are open. We plan to keep it current, updating it as we receive new information. 


Fishbone Kitchen + Bar: Closed permanently. 

Gina’s Pizza and Pastaria (North): Closed permanently.

The Grove on Forest: Closed permanently. 

Watermarc: Closed permanently. 







California Department of Industrial Relations: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. 
Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus 
County of Orange: COVID-19: County Closures, Cancellations, and Service Modifications
Labor & Workforce Development Agency: COVID-19 Resources for Employers and Workers
Small Business Development Center (SBDC): COVID-19 Response Guide 
Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA): JFLA is offering no-fee and interest-free loans of up to $10,000 to cover: small business losses, lost wages, child-care costs due to canceled travel plans. 
Small Business Administration: SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to California Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources: Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2020 (COVID-19)
SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus  
U.S. Department of Labor: COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Family and Medical Leave Act Questions and Answers 
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Health Advisory/Visitor Safety? COVID-19

In partnership with the City of Laguna Beach and the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, we have developed a citywide CLEAN.SAFE.READY. pledge program for all Laguna Beach businesses. This is to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors