“We know we want so many of the many people who have been sacrificing for months,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. “Action with collective urgency is now essential if we are to stop this leap.”
The order advises residents to stay home “as much as possible” and wear a face blanket when they go out. It prohibits people from associating with people who are not in their households, whether publicly or privately.
Exceptions are made for church services and protests, “which are constitutionally protected rights,” the district public health department said in a statement.
Businesses can remain open, but with limited capacity, as do nail salons and other personal hygiene services.
Beaches, trails and parks will also remain open, with safety requirements.
The order, which runs until December 20, is more modest than the state̵