LA County Update 4/15/20 COVID-19 Face Covering Health Order/Eviction Moratorium, Rent Freeze

April 15, 2020

Los Angeles County Joint Information Center – COVID-19


Face Covering Health Order In Effect, Expansion of Eviction Moratorium & Rent Freeze, and Incident Report

The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today’s update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

Face Covering Health Order Is In Effect

Effective tonight at midnight, essential businesses in LA County will be required to provide cloth face coverings to employees, as well as post physical distancing plans for the public to see.

Patrons of essential businesses will also be required to wear cloth face coverings in order to enter an essential business, as indicated in last week’s revised Health Officer Order.

These changes were implemented to protect county residents by slowing the rapid spread of COVID-19. The County of Los Angeles thanks you for adhering to these orders, and reminds you to maintain a 6 ft. distance from others – even with facial coverings.

For tips on DIY face coverings click here or see a video by Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General, for DIY instructions.

LA County Expands Eviction Moratorium & Rent Freeze

The County of Los Angeles has expanded its temporary eviction moratorium as of yesterday. This expansion now includes all residential & commercial tenants in LA County- with the exception of those who live (or conduct business) in cities with an eviction moratoria of their own.

LA County’s moratorium includes a ban on evictions for:

  • Nonpayment of rent, if the tenant can show they have been financially impacted by the health emergency
  • No Fault reasons, such as owner/relative move-in or Ellis Act evictions
  • Violations due to additional occupants, pets or nuisance related to COVID-19

The expanded rent freeze, also approved yesterday, now prohibits owners of mobilehome parks in unincorporated areas of LA County from increasing the space rent for their tenants during the moratorium period.

Both expansions are retroactive from March 4 to May 31, 2020, unless extended. 

If you’re experiencing a landlord-tenant issue, please contact the LA County Disaster Help Center by:

The Disaster Help Center also provides expanded foreclosure protection assistance for landlords with 15 or fewer units. If you are a property owner facing financial difficulty, contact the Help Center to learn about available resources for your situation.

Read today’s media release for more information on this expansion. You may also visit our website for answers to Tenant & Landlord FAQs.

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center’s COVID-19 disaster efforts. Click here to view.

COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide

View our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do’s and Don’ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit – with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below.

Access our Social Media Toolkit, here.

Want to help #StopTheSpread of #COVID19? Donate, give blood, and build hygiene kits for those experiencing homelessness. Learn more about all the ways LA County needs your help at

Korean: #COVID19의 #StopTheSpread (확산 방지)에 도움이 되고 싶으십니까? 기부, 헌혈 그리고 노숙자들을 위한 위생 키트를 만드십시오. LA 카운티가 당신에게 필요한 모든 도움을에서 더 자세히 알아보십시오.

Spanish: ¿Quieres ayudar a #DetenerLaPropagacion de #COVID19? Done, done sangre y construya kits de higiene para personas que estan experimentando indigencia. Obtenga más información sobre todas las formas en que el Condado de LA necesita su ayuda en

Additional Resources

The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit: