The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues efforts to oppose the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors plan to institute a Public Health Councils Program that business owners must implement in efforts to combat COVID-19. Chamber Policy Staff has participated in multiple conversations with the Supervisors and their staff to ensure that the business voice is fully represented during the creation of the guidelines. The Hollywood Chamber has also joined a coalition of local business advocacy organizations to request the following amendments to the ordinance:
• The Public Health Councils Program should only be used as an enforcement program for individual businesses cited for having unresolved compliance issues with Health Officer Orders (HOOs). Public Health Councils should not apply broadly to business sectors or to any business that is meeting County health protocols and/or policies.
• If any program is to be approved, it must be linked to the County of Los Angeles COVID-19 Emergency Order and cease to exist when the order is lifted.
• The business community will help publicize the County’s COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certificate Program for Business Owners and Employees. The business community will help the Health Department by reaching out to individual member companies and urging them to take the voluntary training and self-certify