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LA County Issues a 3-Week Stay-at-Home Order; Starts Monday


With coronavirus cases continuing to rise, LA County health officials on Friday issued a temporary stay at home order that forbids gatherings and places new occupancy limits on businesses.


Details:

The new stay at home order will start Monday, Nov 30, and last until Dec 20; only religious services and protests are exempt under the order. The latest restrictions come two days after LA County health officials placed new outdoor dining restrictions.

  • “Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others,” officials said.

  • Long Beach has autonomy when issuing health orders due to having its own health department, but city officials typically align with the county.

  • Today, Public Health has confirmed 24 new deaths and 4,544 new cases of COVID-19. Currently, the five-day average of new cases is 4,751.

  • There are 1,893 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 24% of these people are in the ICU, LA County says.

The new stay-at-home orders:

  • All public and private gatherings with individuals not in your household are prohibited, except for church services and protests.

Occupancy limits

  • Essential retail – 35% maximum occupancy

  • Non-essential retail (includes indoor malls) – 20% maximum occupancy

  • Personal care services – 20% maximum occupancy

  • Libraries – 20% maximum occupancy

  • Fitness centers operating outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy

  • Museums galleries, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens operating outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy

  • Mini-golf, batting cages, go-kart racing operating outdoors – 50% maximum occupancy

Outdoor recreation activities all which require face coverings (except for swimming) and distancing:

  • Beaches, trails, and parks remain open; gatherings at these sites with members outside your household are prohibited.

  • Golf courses, tennis courts, pickleball, archery ranges, skate parks, bike parks, and community gardens remain open for individuals or members of a single household. Pools that serve more than one household may open only for regulated lap swimming with one person per lane.

  • Drive-in movies/events/car parades are permitted provided occupants in each car are members of one household.

Schools:

  • All schools and day camps remain open, adhering to re-opening protocols. K-12 Schools and Day Camps with an outbreak (3 cases or more over 14 days) should close for 14 days.

Closed non-essential businesses/activities:

  • Playgrounds (with the exception of playgrounds at childcare and schools)

  • Cardrooms

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