LOS ANGELES — City Council President Nury Martinez and Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that City Hall and Council Chambers will reopen to the public on Wednesday, May 4.
“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,” said Council President Nury Martinez. “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.”
“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,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “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.”
Along with the reopening of City Hall, City Council will also resume in-person meetings. Proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test within the last 72 hours will be required to enter the building and indoor masking will continue to be required.
Remote or online access to specific government services will continue to be available. Residents can check the City website or call 3-1–1 to determine if appointments may be needed for in-person visits for a specific department.
City Council Committees, Commission meetings, and other Brown Act meetings managed by City departments will remain virtual as departments fine-tune hybrid options. Special events and group tours will remain unavailable at City Hall until further notice.