As coronavirus cases show no signs of a delay in Los Angeles County, health authorities on Friday announced a temporary home stay order, which is due to take effect on Monday.
The interim injunction will be in effect for three weeks until Dec. 20 and will allow first and emergency workers and those who provide or provide basic and permitted services to leave their homes, the county said in a statement.
“Residents are advised to stay at home as long as possible and always wear a face covering their nose and mouth when outside the household and around others,” officials said.
On November 17, Los Angeles County set thresholds for additional action if the average five-day cases reach 4,500 or more or hospitalizations are more than 2,000 a day.
On Friday, health officials reported 24 new deaths from COVID-1
Additional changes to the safety order include the following changes to the existing health care order:
- Gatherings: All public and private gatherings with people who are not in your home are prohibited, except for church services and protests, which are constitutionally protected rights.
- Restrictions on employment in various businesses; all persons in these places must wear facial coverings and keep at least 6 feet away:
- Basic retail – 35% maximum employment
- Insignificant retail (includes indoor malls) – 20% maximum occupancy
- Personal care services – 20% maximum employment
- Libraries – 20% maximum occupancy
- Outdoor fitness centers – 50% maximum occupancy
- Museums, galleries, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, working outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy
- Mini golf, wadding cages, open-air karting competitions – 50% maximum occupancy
- Outdoor recreation activities that require face covering (excluding swimming) and distancing:
- Beaches, trails and parks remain open; the collection of these sites with members outside your household is prohibited.
- Golf courses, tennis courts, an archery tournament, skate parks, bicycle parks and common gardens remain open to individuals or members of a household. Pools that serve more than one household can only be opened for regulated swimming in a tour with one person per lane.
- Movies / events / driving parades are allowed, provided that the passengers in each car are members of one household.
- All schools and day camps remain open, adhering to the reopening protocols. K-12 schools and day camps with an outbreak (3 cases or more for 14 days) must close for 14 days.
- Closed insignificant enterprises / activities:
- Playgrounds (excluding playgrounds in kindergartens and schools)
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