Recovery Begins: Businesses, Facilities to Open

The County of Los Angeles announced the first steps towards reopening businesses and getting people back to work. Starting today, Friday, May 8, the following businesses, facilities or locations will re-open across LA County, including Glendale.

May 8: Non-essential businesses: only for curbside pick-up with adherence to distancing and infection control protocols. This includes:

  • Bookstores
  • Clothing stores
  • Florists
  • Music stores
  • Sporting goods stores
  • Toy stores
  • Car dealership showrooms (open for sales with adherence to distancing and infection control protocols)

May 9: Trails and recreational facilities: will open provided all activities adhere to distancing and infection control protocols. This includes:

  • Golf courses, not including pro-shops or dine-in restaurants
  • Trails
  • Trailheads
  • Parks, not including playgrounds, sport courts, picnic amenities, and exercise equipment

     The reopening process for certain business sectors will occur in stages and require physical distancing and infection control practices. Health Officer Orders and directives will still continue to ensure that people slow the spread of COVID-19 to prevent an overwhelming surge of COVID-19 cases at healthcare facilities. Physical distancing, wearing cloth face coverings, frequent hand washing, self-isolation, and self-quarantine will continue to be very important throughout the foreseeable future. All Glendale residents are reminded to continue to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Free COVID-19 tests are now available. All tests are confidential and will tell  participants whether or not their COVID-19 tests positive or negative. Visit for more information about COVID-19 testing and to check eligibility.


For up-to-date information on the various stages of re-opening LA County, visit their COVID-19 website at


The City of Glendale appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19. For additional information, please visit or call 818-548-3301.