• Serra Retreat

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    About Us

    Under the patronage of Saint Junípero Serra, the Apostle of California, our Serra Retreat invites you to move forward in your spiritual life, embodying Serra's famous statement: ''Always go forward, never turn back.''

    This is a Catholic retreat and conference center which provides the space, in a beautiful setting, for peace, serenity and reflection. Located between the mountains and the ocean in Malibu, California, the Franciscan Friars continue the ecumenical tradition begun in 1943 for welcoming group and private retreats, as well as workshops. Serra Retreat provides a superb opportunity for church groups, schools, non-profit and profit organizations, to reflect, plan and set new goals. The Friars and staff invite you to ''come apart and rest a while'' (Mk 6:13) mindful of the saying: If you are too busy to make a retreat; you are too busy.

    You are invited to visit the grounds Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30pm for personal prayer and relaxation. No reservation is needed.

    Weekend visits to the grounds are by appointment only. Please call during the week so we can notify the gatehouse. Thank you!

    Highlights

    • Retreats Serra Retreat sits atop a 26 acre knoll in beautiful Malibu with views of the Pacific Ocean as well as the Sant
    • Personal Retreats With a request at least 3 weeks prior, individual, personal retreats on weekdays and weekends are alwa
    • Group Retreats, Meetings, and Conferences Serra Retreat welcomes groups who wish to use the facilities and grounds for r
    • Celebrating the Life of a Loved One The peaceful and serene surroundings of Serra Retreat make the center a wonderful pl

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  • PHASE 3 REOPENING (with Restrictions and Safeguards) June 19, 2020

    The County of Los Angeles has issued an updated Health Officer Order which permits the re-opening of the following businesses effective immediately, Friday, June 19th:

    • Nail salons
    • Cosmetology services
    • Spas offering aesthetic and massage services
    • Tattoo and piercing shops
    • Tanning salons
    • Casinos, card rooms and satellite wagering sites
    • Bar and wineries not anchored to food services
    These businesses can begin opening immediately but must comply with their sector Protocols and post at their place of business those distancing and infection control protocols, established by the County of Los Angeles, before re-opening. 

    The protocols for Bars, Wineries, Tasting Rooms and Breweries can be found here.  

    The protocols for Personal Care Establishments can be found here

    The protocols for Gambling Businesses that must be followed can be found here
     
    In addition, protests and faith-based services held outdoors will no longer have limits on how many people can participate, starting Friday.

    At a Glance: Highlights of the Guidelines for Reopening
    • All employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Anyone feeling unwell should stay home.
    • Customers must wear a face covering at all times, unless exempted for a particular service.
    • Physical distancing must be maintained and capacity will be limited.
    • Waiting rooms will be limited or closed and amenities, such as magazines, will be removed.
    • Reservations are required for personal services.
    • Contactless forms of payments are encouraged.
    Additional Information for Individual Sectors
     
    Nail Services
    • Staff must wear a cloth face covering at all times. Staff may be required to wear a respirator, which is necessary when ventilation is insufficient to reduce exposure below permissible exposure limits established in state code.
    • For certain procedures workers may need to wear, in addition to their face covering, a face shield and gloves.
    • You may not receive multiple services, for example a manicure and a pedicure, at the same time.
    • Reservations are required.
    Esthetician, Skin Care, Electrolysis and Cosmetology Services
    • Customers must wear face coverings at all times while in the facility, except when the face covering must be removed for the performance of services involving that part of the face.
    • In addition to face coverings, staff are required to wear a face shield when they are providing services that do not enable the client to wear a face covering. Staff should also wear disposable gloves throughout the entire esthetic service.
    Massage Services
    • Staff must wash their hands before any services are provided.
    • Customers must wear face coverings during the entirety of the massage service.
    • Hand treatments will be provided as the last part of the service.
    Tattoo and Piercing Services
    • Gloves are required throughout the tattoo and piercing sessions.
    • Mouth/nose area piercings and tattooing are suspended.
    Card rooms
    • Occupancy is limited to 50%, and food and beverages are only allowed at restaurants and bars.
    Bars, Breweries, Tasting Rooms and Wineries
    • Bars and wineries may serve only alcohol and the establishment does not need to be affiliated with food services, as the previous order required.
    • Customers will not be able to order drinks at the bar or counter.
    • Capacity is limited to 50% and customers will need to be seated to order and consume beverages.
    • No entertainment is allowed.

    Business owners should make sure that social distancing measures are in place to protect employees and customers including having all employees wear face coverings.

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    In order to combat the rising number of COVID cases, Governor Newsom has mandated a new statewide order that people wear masks or other coverings in public spaces, including while taking public transportation, seeking medical care, shopping and in most work scenarios.  Exceptions:  Children under two, people eating or drinking in restaurants provided they can maintain a minimum six foot distance from other customers and staff who are not members of the same household. Additionally, anyone with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering can disregard the order.

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