LA County's Mandatory Quarantine for Long-Distance Travelers Goes into Effect
LA County requires people traveling from outside of the Southern California region to quarantine for 10 to 14 days after traveling.
Why it matters:
California's most populated county has become the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. The crisis has become so grim with the recent surge of cases and covid-19 related deaths that hospitals could start rationing medical care.
On Dec. 30, the LA County Department of Public Health issued the mandatory travel order to slow the virus's spread, per KTLA.
Health experts say this week is when they assume to see the impact of the Christmas Holiday, per NBC.
So, who has to quarantine?
The order affects people coming to LA County from outside the Southern California region, including people traveling via air, bus, or rail. The order applies to both residents and non-residents.
Even though the order says mandatory, there is no real mechanism to enforce the order.
There are exemptions to the travel order that includes health care workers, government workers, sports teams, and anyone working in the film industry.
Passengers will have to fill out a mandatory online form at LAX.