• Matt Esnayra

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.

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