• Matt Esnayra

L.A County's Stay-At-Home Orders could be extended for the next 3 months

Los Angeles County health officials are advising Board of Supervisors that the county-wide stay-at-home order be extended for the next three months in efforts to slow the spread of the infectious coronavirus.

  • Long Beach and Pasadena have their own municipal health departments but have worked in coordination with the L.A County Department of Public Health over coronavirus protocols.

  • Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of L.A County's Department of Public Health said “Our hope is that by using the data, we’d be able to slowly lift restrictions over the next three months,”, per the L.A Times.

Why it matters:

  • On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Facui, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), testified before the Senate committee said the "consequences could be really serious" for states and big cities that reopen their economies without meeting the national checkpoints set forth by the White House's Opening America Up Again guidelines.

  • Dr. Barbara Ferrer echoed the same concerns saying without countywide testing or an at-home version, it is likely the stay-at-home order will "with all certainty" continue if not a "dramatic change to the virus and tools at hand."

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