Los Angeles City Hall will reopen to the public May 4, Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council President Nury Martinez announced Thursday.
“After the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to close our doors in 2020, I am looking forward to safely re-opening City Hall to the public and seeing our council chambers full of Angelenos again,” Martinez said. “As always with this pandemic, it remains a fluid process, but I’m hopeful that we will continue to stay safe in our return to normal.”
The City Council will resume in-person meetings accessible to the public, but proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours will be required for people to enter. Indoor masking will also be required.
“Our decisions throughout the pandemic have been guided by the need to protect public health, and to keep our residents and businesses safe, we’ve taken steps forward when possible and back when necessary,” Garcetti said. “Angelenos have made the life-saving choices that have put us on a strong path to recovery, and we’ll continue to make decisions that put the health and safety of our city employees and all Angelenos first.”
People will be able to access “specific government services” remotely or online, according to the mayor’s office. City Council committee meetings and city commission meetings will remain virtual as departments figure out hybrid options.