As you know, Los Angeles County has enacted a new health order that requires masks to be worn indoors by both employees and customers, regardless of their vaccination status.
The IHC understands the dangers of the Delta variant and its growing spread through the region. We stand by doing what is right to protect our community from further infection and will do our part by following the mask guidelines.
However, the IHC is concerned that the LA County Department of Public Health and the County Board of Supervisors may soon revert back to previous mandates that will disproportionately affect the restaurant community.
Independent restaurants cannot bear the brunt of guidelines that could, again, limit restaurant capacity and stop us from running our businesses. More so than any other industry, we have sacrificed, played by the rules to flatten the curve and been some of the first to get vaccinated to make sure we can continue to remain open for our customers and our staff.
We all know local restaurants that were unable to survive past shutdowns and COVID-19 restrictions. We fear that if capacity is limited again, many more restaurants will be forced to permanently close.
The LA County Board of Supervisors need to hear from us!
Please call and/or email them and let them know that reintroducing restrictions from the prior shut-downs would cause severe economic hardships to the thousands of hospitality workers and their families who have already sacrificed so much over the past 16 months.
Thank you for your help. The IHC will continue to fight for policies and guidelines that protect and benefit our industry!
Please contact your Board of Supervisor to urge them to include the IHC as a partner in the reopening guidelines process. We need them to hear the voice of our industry.
After a year of advocating on behalf of the hospitality industry and prioritizing independent restaurants, the IHC has launched its membership program.
To welcome and connect with all of you, the IHC invites you to join us for our virtual Membership Kickoff event!
IHC Board Members will introduce themselves and highlight advocacy efforts while sharing our top five legislative priorities for 2021.
We can’t do this alone. The more members in our coalition, the more likely we all are to have our priorities met. If you haven’t officially joined the IHC, please do by clicking here. Already a member? RSVP today and we’ll see you on Monday!
Independent restaurants and bars are the heartbeat of Los Angeles. Even though we are one of the largest industries, the independent hospitality community has never had a unified voice.
While the IHC was formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our mission is to be a permanent impactful coalition that advocates for the Los Angeles area hospitality industry with information, resources and legislative action.
While donations are encouraged, membership is currently free. Donations will be put towards funding necessary support staff for meaningful advocacy and member benefits.
Our voices are stronger, together.
We invite you to join us today.
As we work hard to re-open, we want to ensure that as responsible hospitality business operators, we are able to keep the public safe and ensure our businesses stay open.
We’ve gathered some resources for you, including ready-to-print signage, sample guest guidelines, PPE options and more. Click below to get started.