Los Angeles County officials reinstated an indoor mask mandate regardless of vaccination status on July 17, a move designed to curb rising COVID-19 cases in the county that has delivered another bump in the road to recovery for businesses.  

The mask mandate comes only about a month after L.A. County was reveling in low COVID-19 cases and eased public health policies that allowed businesses to operate more freely. The latest change marks another period of stop-and-go, particularly for the retail sector. 

Ivan Volschenk is managing partner at Evolve Business Strategies, which manages the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce. In an email to the Business Journal, he wrote that the chamber is asking people to adhere to the guidelines to control the spread so businesses can operate without any restrictions or regulations.  

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