Los Angeles City Hall will reopen to the public on May 4 after being closed for more than two years due to COVID-19 measures.
The announcement was made by Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday, saying Los Angeles residents made “life-saving choices,” a term he often uses when addressing COVID-19 vaccinations.
“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.”
Despite the lifting of several COVID-19 safety measures throughout the city and county of Los Angeles, proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required to enter City Hall.
“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.”
While regular City Council City meetings will continue to occur within City Hall, council committees, commission meetings, and other various other meetings will continue online.
Despite the reopening, City Hall special events and tours will not be available yet.